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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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costly

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

costly

[ˈkɒstlɪ] ADJ (costlier (compar) (costliest (superl))) (= expensive) (lit, fig) → costoso; (= valuable) → suntuoso
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

costly

[ˈkɒstlɪ] adjcostoso/a, caro/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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costly

a. costoso-a, caro-a;
adv. costosamente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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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.
The prices of potatoes, ginger, and sugar bumped up 17, nine, and six percent, respectively, whereas daal-e-moong (mung bean or green gram) and daal-e-maash (white gram or white lentils) were respectively five and 3.69 percent costlier.
The prices of potatoes, ginger, and sugar bumped up 17, nine, and six per cent, respectively, whereas pulses (mung and maash) got costlier by five and 3.69 per cent.
He held petrol is becoming cheaper all over the world but it has become costlier in Pakistan due to incompetent Niazi.
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