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adjective ex·pen·sive \ik-ˈspen(t)-siv\

Definition of expensive

  1. 1 :  involving high cost or sacrifice <an expensive hobby>

  2. 2 a :  commanding a high price and especially one that is not based on intrinsic worth or is beyond a prospective buyer's means b :  characterized by high prices <expensive shops>

expensively

adverb

expensiveness

noun

Examples of expensive in a sentence

  1. The lights were expensive to install.

  2. <expensive clothing that only the truly wealthy can afford>

Circa 1610

First Known Use of expensive

circa 1610


EXPENSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective ex·pen·sive \ik-ˈspen(t)-siv\

Definition of expensive for English Language Learners

  • : costing a lot of money


EXPENSIVE Defined for Kids

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adjective ex·pen·sive \ik-ˈspen-siv\

Definition of expensive for Students

  1. :  costly 1



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