in·​ex·​pen·​sive | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspen(t)-siv How to pronounce inexpensive (audio) \

Definition of inexpensive

: reasonable in price : cheap

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Other Words from inexpensive

inexpensively adverb
inexpensiveness noun

Examples of inexpensive in a Sentence

inexpensive but pretty jewelry that can be worn every day

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The waist whittlers are far from inexpensive and range from $2,000 to roughly $5,000 depending on rarity. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Johnny Valencia Is Instagram’s “King of Corsets”," 20 Feb. 2019 Homes were inexpensive and theoretically affordable to black and white workers alike, especially to returning World War II veterans. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What you should know about race-based affirmative action and diversity in schools," 3 July 2018 These parts are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. Brian Sodoma And Clare Gersh, azcentral, "The plumbing checklist homebuyers need before purchasing a home," 17 Apr. 2018 Treatment, usually daily replacement hormones, is inexpensive and noninvasive. Sarah Jio, Woman's Day, "8 Surprising Reasons You're Tired," 14 Jan. 2011 Something as simple as adding weather stripping to doors and windows is a relatively inexpensive way to retain your home’s internal temperature, often paying for itself in energy savings within a year. Barbara Eldredge, Curbed, "How to save on utility bills," 25 Jan. 2019 Recognizing exceptional employee performance with an honor or award is an easy, inexpensive way to boost productivity and morale. Jana Gallus, WSJ, "The Best Ways to Give Employees Performance Awards," 29 Oct. 2018 The kit was marketed to women as an inexpensive way to slim and tone their legs. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Part of the problem, Glaum-Lathbury said, is that retailers tend to use text and simple images as an inexpensive way to set their items apart from those of their competitors. Abha Bhattarai,, "Why do retailers like Zara and H&M keep making headlines for offensive clothing?," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of inexpensive

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inexpensive was circa 1846

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English Language Learners Definition of inexpensive

: low in price : not expensive


in·​ex·​pen·​sive | \ ˌi-nik-ˈspen-siv How to pronounce inexpensive (audio) \

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a strong desire or propensity

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