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Too expensive to afford: medical care that has become unaffordable for many.

un′af·ford′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′af·ford′a·bly adv.
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not affordable; overly expensive
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The impact of high rates had devastating effects on the cost of generation which were pushed to unaffordably high levels, contributing to circular debt, reduced exports and consumer misery.
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All good things come to an end, however, and in the run-up to last year's National Assembly election there was a chorus of voices - often from highly paid academics - saying the policy was unaffordably expensive for taxpayers and that it made no sense for Welsh Government money to go into the coffers of English universities.
Many items are unaffordably priced and it is not practical to shop everything organic.
In just 10 years or so, it may be impossible, or at the very least unaffordably expensive, to find the facilities and equipment to do it.
(56) Indeed, empirical evidence demonstrates that South Africans of all classes and ethnicities value and enjoy reading, and would prefer to read more often--but they are frustrated in realizing this desire by the unaffordably high cost of books.
I blithely went shopping for fresh crabmeat at my local market, but found to my horror that it's almost unaffordably pricey -- and that pasteurized refrigerated crabmeat isn't much cheaper.
Pakistan is known as agriculturist country with abundant grain produce but food items to sustain lives have become unaffordably exorbitant for poor sufferers - even worse than the previous corrupt regime.
They demanded a double raise of the so-called per hour wage and rejected the placement test qualifying them to teach on account of being unaffordably too expensive.
Abu Ahmad and his clan sun-dry olive paste mixed with water which will supply their stoves as a substitute for heating oil, now unaffordably expensive due to the country s raging conflict.
Not knowing how you compare with others is bad: are your standards unaffordably high or too low?