costliness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.costliness - the quality possessed by something with a great price or value
expensiveness - the quality of being high-priced
Translations
غلاء الثَّمن
drahotahamižnost
kostbarhed
drágaság
dÿrleiki
drahota

costliness

[ˈkɒstlɪnɪs] N (= expensiveness) → alto precio m, lo caro; (= great value) → suntuosidad f

costliness

nKostspieligkeit f; (in business, industry) → hoher Kostenaufwand; the costliness of buying a new cardie mit dem Kauf eines neuen Wagens verbundenen hohen Kosten

costliness

[ˈkɒstlɪnɪs] nalto costo

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.
References in classic literature ?
In England, for example, no mere parade of costly appurtenances would be so likely as with us, to create an impression of the beautiful in respect to the appurtenances themselves - or of taste as regards the proprietor: - this for the reason, first, that wealth is not, in England, the loftiest object of ambition as constituting a nobility; and secondly, that there, the true nobility of blood, confining itself within the strict limits of legitimate taste, rather avoids than affects that mere costliness in which a parvenu rivalry may at any time be successfully attempted.
Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances "above the Forties," of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy.
-- was all that Catherine had to say, for her indiscriminating eye scarcely discerned the colour of the satin; and all minuteness of praise, all praise that had much meaning, was supplied by the general: the costliness or elegance of any room's fitting-up could be nothing to her; she cared for no furniture of a more modern date than the fifteenth century.
With the destruction of the American fleet in the North Atlantic, and the smashing conflict that ended the naval existence of Germany in the North Sea, with the burning and wrecking of billions of pounds' worth of property in the four cardinal cities of the world, the fact of the hopeless costliness of war came home for the first time, came, like a blow in the face, to the consciousness of mankind.
However, demand for Platinum is expected to remain constant in the forecast period owing to its costliness and increasing consumption of gold and diamond.
He thanked Aboitiz for entering into the partnership despite the costliness of and difficulty in rehabilitating San Juan River due to extent of water pollution and other problems hounding the water body.
A logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the relationship between facility volume (in number of discharges), costliness (in mean cost per discharge), and unplanned readmission for both THA and TKA.
Post 9/11 the United States and its allies returned to the hard lessons, costliness, and demands of effective counterterrorism and counterinsurgency techniques gained from experiences fighting counterinsurgencies in the Philippines, Malaya, and Vietnam in both the 19th and 20th centuries.
Reasons for this tendency in Lebanon include high unemployment rates, low wages, the costliness of marriage and housing, and increased levels of education -- especially among women.
Given the expensive bribes that bureaucratic promotions entail, and the costliness of election campaigns, they exploit their control over (particularly) licensing processes to pay for these costs.
There are a variety of reasons for their costliness. Some spices only grow on remote tropical islands.
These were the suggestions Environment Roy Cimatu offered to board members of the of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in a recent meeting in which local officials expressed concerns on the costliness of the law's provision mandating the setting up of 'engineered' sanitary landfills.