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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 ?
Men may seem detestable as joint stock-companies and nations; knaves, fools, and murderers there may be; men may have mean and meagre faces; but man, in the ideal, is so noble and so sparkling, such a grand and glowing creature, that over any ignominious blemish in him all his fellows should run to throw their costliest robes.
All around, too, lay vast quantities of the costliest merchandise, and treasures were heaped in every cranny of the rocks, but all these things only added to the desolation of the scene.
Winsett himself had a savage abhorrence of social observances: Archer, who dressed in the evening because he thought it cleaner and more comfortable to do so, and who had never stopped to consider that cleanliness and comfort are two of the costliest items in a modest budget, regarded Winsett's attitude as part of the boring "Bohemian" pose that always made fashionable people, who changed their clothes without talking about it, and were not forever harping on the number of servants one kept, seem so much simpler and less self-conscious than the others.
Quilp, however--who, beyond the gratification of his demon whims, owed Sampson some acknowledgment of the part he had played in the mourning scene of which he had been a hidden witness, marked these symptoms of uneasiness with a delight past all expression, and derived from them a secret joy which the costliest banquet could never have afforded him.
It was in this war, too, that the Mikado's soldiers strung the costliest of all telephone lines, at 203 Metre Hill.
Unlike the Danes, these Orientals do not demand the obsequious homage of lowered top-sails from the endless procession of ships before the wind, which for centuries past, by night and by day, have passed between the islands of Sumatra and Java, freighted with the costliest cargoes of the east.
The curtains and upholstery of the chairs and sofas and the hangings of my bed are of the costliest and most beautiful fabrics, and must have been of fabulous value when they were made, for they are centuries old, though in excellent order.
Thus talking hand in hand alone they pass'd On to thir blissful Bower; it was a place Chos'n by the sovran Planter, when he fram'd All things to mans delightful use; the roofe Of thickest covert was inwoven shade Laurel and Mirtle, and what higher grew Of firm and fragrant leaf; on either side ACANTHUS, and each odorous bushie shrub Fenc'd up the verdant wall; each beauteous flour, IRIS all hues, Roses, and Gessamin Rear'd high thir flourisht heads between, and wrought Mosaic; underfoot the Violet, Crocus, and Hyacinth with rich inlay Broiderd the ground, more colour'd then with stone Of costliest Emblem: other Creature here Beast, Bird, Insect, or Worm durst enter none; Such was thir awe of man.
And besides the general infusion of wit to heighten civility, the direct splendor of intellectual power is ever welcome in fine society as the costliest addition to its rule and its credit.
Fouquet drew a deep sigh, rose from his seat, took three or four turns in his room, and finished by seating himself, with an expression of extreme dejection, upon his magnificent bed with velvet hangings, and costliest lace.
So, taking up his hat, and leaving poor Smike to arrange and rearrange the room with as much delight as if it had been the costliest palace, he betook himself to the streets, and mingled with the crowd which thronged them.
Global Banking News-February 16, 2018--Allianz says 2017 was its costliest year