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cheap

cheap

 
 
pronunciation:
chip
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
inflections: cheaper, cheapest
definition 1: bearing a low price; relatively inexpensive.
Gasoline was cheap in the 1960s, and big cars that used a lot of gasoline were popular.
synonyms:
inexpensive, low-priced, reasonable
antonyms:
costly, dear, deluxe, expensive, extravagant, valuable
similar words:
cut-rate, discounted, economical
definition 2: charging low prices.
I like that store because it's relatively cheap.
synonyms:
inexpensive, low-priced, reasonable
antonyms:
expensive
similar words:
cut-rate
definition 3: of inferior quality; shoddy.
Cheap clothing wears out quickly.
synonyms:
base, cheesy, shabby, shoddy, sleazy, tatty
antonyms:
elegant, magnificent
similar words:
chintzy, inferior, low, mean, meretricious, poor, second-rate, sorry, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, trashy
definition 4: not conforming to high moral standards; sleazy.
They're part of a cheap nightclub act.
synonyms:
base, low, sleazy, trashy
antonyms:
refined, tasteful, virtuous
similar words:
gaudy, shabby, tacky, tasteless, tawdry, vulgar
definition 5: not requiring much care or effort.
Talk is cheap--we must act!
synonyms:
easy
similar words:
effortless
definition 6: ashamed; embarrassed.
He felt cheap about living rent-free at his girlfriend's apartment.
synonyms:
abashed, ashamed, embarrassed
similar words:
degraded, dismayed, guilty, humiliated, mortified, uncomfortable
definition 7: unwilling to spend much money; stingy.
He was too cheap to buy a new suit for his daughter's wedding, so he wore his old one that was faded and too tight.
synonyms:
cheeseparing, close-fisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, stingy, tight, tightfisted
antonyms:
generous
similar words:
begrudging, chary, grasping, penurious, scrimping, skimpy, stinting
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: cheaper, cheapest
definition: at a low price; cheaply.
I sold my car cheap.
synonyms:
inexpensively
antonyms:
deluxe
derivations: cheaply (adv.), cheapness (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word cheep (a chirping sound)? Cheap and cheep sound alike but have different meanings.