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cost·ly

 (kôst′lē)
adj. cost·li·er, cost·li·est
1. Of high price or value; expensive: costly jewelry.
2. Entailing loss or sacrifice: a costly war.

cost′li·ness n.

costly

(ˈkɒstlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. of great price or value; expensive
2. entailing great loss or sacrifice: a costly victory.
3. splendid; lavish
ˈcostliness n

cost•ly

(ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. costing much; high in price.
2. resulting in great detriment: a costly mistake.
3. involving great expense; sumptuous.
[1350–1400]
cost′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.costly - entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory"
expensive - high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
2.costly - having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
expensive - high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"

costly

adjective
1. expensive, dear, stiff, excessive, steep (informal), highly-priced, exorbitant, extortionate Having curtains professionally made can be costly.
expensive reduced, fair, cheap, reasonable, low-priced, inexpensive, economical, dirt-cheap, cheapo (informal)
2. splendid, rich, valuable, precious, gorgeous, lavish, luxurious, sumptuous, priceless, opulent the exceptionally beautiful and costly cloths made in northern Italy
3. damaging, disastrous, harmful, catastrophic, loss-making, ruinous, deleterious If you follow the procedures correctly you will avoid costly mistakes.

costly

adjective
1. Bringing a high price:
2. Of great value:
Idioms: beyond price, of great price.
Translations
غالي الثَّمَـن، نَفـيس
drahý
dyr
költséges
dÿr
drag

costly

[ˈkɒstlɪ] ADJ (costlier (compar) (costliest (superl))) (= expensive) (lit, fig) → costoso; (= valuable) → suntuoso

costly

[ˈkɒstli] adj
(financially)coûteux/euse
[mistake] → lourd(e) de conséquencescost of living ncoût m de la viecost-of-living adjustment [kɒstəvˈlɪvɪŋ] nindemnité f de vie chèrecost-of-living allowance nindemnité f de vie chèrecost-of-living increase naugmentation f de salaire indexée sur le coût de la viecost-of-living index nindice m du coût de la viecost price n (British)prix m coûtant, prix m de revient
to sell at cost price → vendre à prix coûtant
to buy at cost price → acheter à prix coûtant

costly

adjteuer, kostspielig; tastes, habitsteuer; costly in terms of time/labourzeitaufwendig or -aufwändig/arbeitsintensiv; running a car is a costly businessein Auto zu unterhalten ist eine teure Angelegenheit

costly

[ˈkɒstlɪ] adjcostoso/a, caro/a

cost

(kost) past tense past participle cost verb
1. to be obtainable at a certain price. This jacket costs 75 dollars; The victory cost two thousand lives.
2. (past tense, past participle ˈcosted) to estimate the cost of (a future project). The caterer costed the reception at three hundred dollars.
noun
the price to be paid (for something). What is the cost of this coat?
ˈcostly adjective
costing much. a costly wedding-dress.
ˈcostliness noun
costs noun plural
the expenses of a legal case. He won his case and was awarded costs of $500.
at all costs
no matter what the cost or outcome may be. We must prevent disaster at all costs.

costly

a. costoso-a, caro-a;
adv. costosamente.
References in classic literature ?
And about that time a little luck descended upon us three, and we were enabled to buy costlier and less wholesome food than Cypher's.
Then a great murmuring arose, and many spoke, some for costlier gifts, some for war; and the fearful counselled patience and submission.
The story above, boasted no greater excess than a worm-eaten wash- tub; and the garret landing-place displayed no costlier articles than two crippled pitchers, and some broken blacking-bottles.
Even its single pawnbroker takes in no pledges, nor has he for a long time, but offers vainly an unredeemed stock for sale, of which the costlier articles are dim and pale old watches apparently in a slow perspiration, tarnished sugar-tongs with ineffectual legs, and odd volumes of dismal books.
A stronger dollar makes dollar-priced gold costlier for non-US investors.
He rejected the notion that the devaluation will make imports costlier and ultimately hurt exports.
Summary: New Delhi [India], October 10 (ANI): After Delhi Metro rides got costlier from today, the commuters are a little disappointed and have said that they might want to shift to other modes of transport.
Our government should stop pulling the legs of our hapless OFWs by requiring them to obtain the new OFW ID because it not only duplicates but also is costlier than the OEC and may be used to siphon the OFWs' hard-earned money into the pockets of some corrupt individuals,' she said.
Auto Business News-June 28, 2017--General Motors expects sale of Opel to PSA to be costlier than expected
Alternate Energy is known as one of the most economical source of power generation in the world but in Pakistan some of the alternate energy projects are even costlier than the thermal power plants.
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Vegetables and fruits however turned costlier by 8.