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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
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The marble washstand, the dressing table, the little sofa, the tables, the bronze clock on the chimney piece, the window curtains, and the portieres were all new and expensive.
With halting steps I paced the streets, and passed the sign of The Crossed Harpoons --but it looked too expensive and jolly there.
Who in this humble out-of-the-way cottage could afford to wear that exquisite cambric petticoat edged with a fine and very expensive lace?
As a general practitioner, he might have bought a comfortable business, with a house and snug surgery-shop attached; but the son-in-law of Lady Malkinshaw was obliged to hold up his head, and set up his carriage, and live in a street near a fashionable square, and keep an expensive and clumsy footman to answer the door, instead of a cheap and tidy housemaid.
I was by no means prepared for such an event, nor can I now account for her ladyship's conduct; Langford appeared so exactly the place for her in every respect, as well from the elegant and expensive style of living there, as from her particular attachment to Mr.
In addition to his fear that she might do it again, he loved her sincerely and devotedly, as he loved his children, seven of them, for whom nothing was too good or too expensive.
Wilcox, having brought up his children with expensive tastes, believed in letting them shift for themselves.
He thought it expensive to have to pay two hundred dollars to them for me once.
I detested the chambers beyond expression at that period of repentance, and could not endure the sight of the Avenger's livery: which had a more expensive and a less remunerative appearance then, than at any other time in the four-and-twenty hours.
Poor Medora, repeatedly widowed, was always coming home to settle down (each time in a less expensive house), and bringing with her a new husband or an adopted child; but after a few months she invariably parted from her husband or quarrelled with her ward, and, having got rid of her house at a loss, set out again on her wanderings.
Blind to the beauties of the expensive night-gown, he would have noticed her long upper lip, her obstinate chin, her sallow complexion, her eyes placed too close together--and would have turned his attention to her nearest neighbors.
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive.