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ex·pen·sive

 (ĭk-spĕn′sĭv)
adj.
1. Requiring a large expenditure; costly.
2. Marked by high prices: expensive stores.

ex·pen′sive·ly adv.
ex·pen′sive·ness n.

expensive

(ɪkˈspɛnsɪv)
adj
high-priced; costly; dear
exˈpensively adv
exˈpensiveness n

ex•pen•sive

(ɪkˈspɛn sɪv)

adj.
1. entailing great expense: an expensive party.
2. sold for a high price: expensive clothes.
[1620–30]
ex•pen′sive•ly, adv.
ex•pen′sive•ness, n.

expensive

If something is expensive, it costs a lot of money.

I get very nervous because I'm using a lot of expensive equipment.
It was more expensive than the other magazines.

Don't say that the price of something is 'expensive'. You say that it is high.

The price is much too high.
This must result in consumers paying higher prices.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expensive - high in price or charging high pricesexpensive - high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
cheap, inexpensive - relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"

expensive

expensive

adjective
Bringing a high price:
Translations
ثَمين، غالٍغالٍ
скъп
drahýnákladný
dyrkostbar
kallis
skup
mahal
dÿr; kostnaîarsamur
高価な
비싼
drag
dyrdyra
แพง
đắt

expensive

[ɪksˈpensɪv] ADJ [goods, shop, hobby] → caro
it is very expensive to live in Londonresulta muy caro vivir en Londres
learning to drive is an expensive businessaprender a conducir sale caro or resulta muy costoso
he has expensive tastestiene gustos caros
she has an expensive lifestylelleva un tren de vida caro
it was an expensive mistakeel error nos ha salido caro

expensive

[ɪkˈspɛnsɪv] adjcher(chère)
to be expensive → coûter cher
an expensive mistake → une erreur qui coûte cher
expensive tastes → goûts mpl de luxe

expensive

adjteuer; the least expensive seatsdie billigsten Plätze; they were too expensive for most people to buydie meisten Leute konnten sie sich nicht leisten; childcare is an expensive businessKinderbetreuung ist eine teure or kostspielige Angelegenheit; to have expensive tasteseinen teuren Geschmack haben

expensive

[ɪksˈpɛnsɪv] adj (dear) → caro/a; (costly) → costoso/a (fig) (victory) → a caro prezzo
she has expensive tastes → le piacciono le cose costose

expend

(ikˈspend) verb
to use or spend (supplies etc).
exˈpenditure (-tʃə) noun
the act of spending. the expenditure of money and resources; His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
exˈpense (-s) noun
1. the spending of money etc; cost. I've gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.
2. a cause of spending. What an expense clothes are!
exˈpenses (-siz) noun plural
money spent in carrying out a job etc. His firm paid his travelling expenses.
exˈpensive (-siv) adjective
costing a great deal. expensive clothes.
at the expense of
1. being paid for by; at the cost of. He equipped the expedition at his own expense; At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.
2. making (a person) appear ridiculous. He told a joke at his wife's expense.

expensive

غالٍ drahý dyr teuer ακριβός caro kallis cher skup costoso 高価な 비싼 duur dyr drogi caro дорогой dyr แพง pahalı đắt 昂贵的
References in classic literature ?
You can't ask Mother for new ones, they are so expensive, and you are so careless.
You see, she's really too young to come to an expensive dressmaker, but I knew you could do more with her than anybody else.
A scroll so wide might not be deemed too expensive for Providence to write a people's doom upon.
She conceived him as rich, but as fearfully extravagant-- saw him all in a glow of high fashion, of good looks, of expensive habits, of charming ways with women.
With halting steps I paced the streets, and passed the sign of The Crossed Harpoons --but it looked too expensive and jolly there.
Upon being asked what the difference was, the man had wound up the first halfway and the second all the way, and showed the customer how the latter made twice as much noise; upon which the customer remarked that he was a sound sleeper, and had better take the more expensive clock!
Many people had told us it was expensive to buy things through a courier, whereas I had supposed it was just the reverse.
He thought it expensive to have to pay two hundred dollars to them for me once.
It might have seemed to him a waste of pomp and ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery, but there seemed nothing incon- gruous about the getting up such an expensive thunder- storm as this to knock the turf from under an insect like himself.
As for the navy, it had fashion on its side, but I was too old when the subject was first started to enter it--and, at length, as there was no necessity for my having any profession at all, as I might be as dashing and expensive without a red coat on my back as with one, idleness was pronounced on the whole to be most advantageous and honourable, and a young man of eighteen is not in general so earnestly bent on being busy as to resist the solicitations of his friends to do nothing.
You pay her, of course; I should think it quite as expensive,--more so; for you have them both to keep in addition.
There was a carpet - a good one, but the pattern was obliterated by dust; a fireplace hung with cut-paper, dropping to pieces; a handsome oak-bedstead with ample crimson curtains of rather expensive material and modern make; but they had evidently experienced rough usage: the vallances hung in festoons, wrenched from their rings, and the iron rod supporting them was bent in an arc on one side, causing the drapery to trail upon the floor.