cheapness


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cheap

 (chēp)
adj. cheap·er, cheap·est
1.
a. Relatively low in cost; inexpensive or comparatively inexpensive.
b. Charging low prices: a cheap restaurant.
2.
a. Obtainable at a low rate of interest. Used especially of money.
b. Devalued, as in buying power: cheap dollars.
3. Achieved with little effort: a cheap victory; cheap laughs.
4. Of or considered of small value: in wartime, when life was cheap.
5. Of poor quality; inferior: a cheap toy.
6. Worthy of no respect; vulgar or contemptible: a cheap gangster.
7. Stingy; miserly.
adv. cheaper, cheapest
Inexpensively: got the new car cheap.
Idioms:
cheap at twice the price
Extremely inexpensive.
on the cheap
By inexpensive means; cheaply: traveled to Europe on the cheap.

[From Middle English (god) chep, (good) price, purchase, bargain, from Old English cēap, trade, from Latin caupō, shopkeeper.]

cheap′ly adv.
cheap′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheapness - a price below the standard pricecheapness - a price below the standard price  
inexpensiveness - the quality of being affordable
2.cheapness - tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
tastelessness - inelegance indicated by a lack of good taste

cheapness

noun
1. inexpensiveness, affordability, reasonableness the comparative cheapness of hosting your wedding reception in your own home
2. inferiority, worthlessness, shoddiness, tawdriness, commonness, poorness, tattiness, paltriness, crappiness (slang) What I object to most in this novel is the cheapness of its writing.
Translations
رُرُخْصٍ
láce
lavpristarvelighed
olcsóság
lágt verî; ómerkilegheit
lacnotanízka cena
adîlikbayağılık

cheapness

[ˈtʃiːpnɪs] N
1. (= low cost) → lo barato, baratura f
2. (= poor quality) → lo corriente, ordinariez f

cheapness

n
(= inexpensiveness)billiger Preis
(= poor quality)Billigkeit f, → Minderwertigkeit f
(fig, of joke) → Billigkeit f; (of person, behaviour)ordinäre Art

cheapness

[ˈtʃiːpnɪs] n (of goods) → basso prezzo (fig) (of joke, behaviour) → bassezza

cheap

(tʃiːp) adjective
1. low in price. Eggs are cheap just now.
2. of poor quality; vulgar; contemptible. cheap jewellery; a cheap trick.
ˈcheaply adverb
ˈcheapness noun
References in classic literature ?
The extension of our own commerce in our own vessels cannot give pleasure to any nations who possess territories on or near this continent, because the cheapness and excellence of our productions, added to the circumstance of vicinity, and the enterprise and address of our merchants and navigators, will give us a greater share in the advantages which those territories afford, than consists with the wishes or policy of their respective sovereigns.
The vast number and the cheapness of the horses in this country makes every one a cavalier.
Jack went out to get a napoleon changed, so as to have money suited to the general cheapness of things, and came back and said he bad "swamped the bank, had bought eleven quarts of coin, and the head of the firm had gone on the street to negotiate for the balance of the change.
Female field-labour was seldom offered now, and its cheapness made it profitable for tasks which women could perform as readily as men.
Vasili Andreevich himself had turned him away several times, but had afterwards taken him back again--valuing his honesty, his kindness to animals, and especially his cheapness.
The cheapness and vulgarity of it was nauseating, and Martin noted apathetically that he was not nauseated very much.
On either side were workingmen's houses, of weathered wood, the ancient paint grimed with the dust of years, conspicuous only for cheapness and ugliness.
We were dressed and barbered alike, and could pass for small farmers, or farm bailiffs, or shepherds, or carters; yes, or for village artisans, if we chose, our costume being in effect universal among the poor, because of its strength and cheapness.
To these flourishing resolutions, which briefly recounted the general utility of education, the political and geographical rights of the village of Templeton to a participation in the favors of the regents of the university, the salubrity of the air, and wholesomeness of the water, together with the cheapness of food and the superior state of morals in the neighbor hood, were uniformly annexed, in large Roman capitals, the names of Marmaduke Temple as chairman and Richard Jones as secretary.
There was no enviable bric-a-brac, with its provoking legend of cheapness, in the room in which I had seen her.
A block of flats, constructed with extreme cheapness, towered on either hand.
There was in the house where I lodged a north-country woman that went for a gentlewoman, and nothing was more frequent in her discourse than her account of the cheapness of provisions, and the easy way of living in her country; how plentiful and how cheap everything was, what good company they kept, and the like; till at last I told her she almost tempted me to go and live in her country; for I that was a widow, though I had sufficient to live on, yet had no way of increasing it; and that I found I could not live here under #100 a year, unless I kept no company, no servant, made no appearance, and buried myself in privacy, as if I was obliged to it by necessity.