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

Definition of inexpensive

: reasonable in price : cheap

Other Words from inexpensive

inexpensively adverb
inexpensiveness noun

Examples of inexpensive in a Sentence

inexpensive but pretty jewelry that can be worn every day
Recent Examples on the Web But expanding that technology from a one-mile test track into a real-world highway won’t be a simple—or inexpensive—step. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 17 June 2022 According to Chan, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, created by the Refugee Act of 1980, determined Long Beach to be a city with a sufficient amount of inexpensive housing and jobs that did not require English fluency. Shannon Liao, Washington Post, 31 May 2022 Now, new research presented Thursday raises the possibility that something very simple and inexpensive might make a difference: chewing sugarless gum. Laura Ungar,, 3 Feb. 2022 Creating your own podcast involved a bit more investment, but is still comparatively simple and inexpensive considering the potential impact. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Not everyone can afford sailing trips and Caribbean vacations, but many of summer's greatest pleasures are simple and inexpensive. David G. Allan, CNN, 19 June 2021 Clearly, the state’s weather, inexpensive housing, and unique cultural offerings are attractive to a certain segment of retirees. Paul Gessing, National Review, 24 May 2021 Any benefit that German exports get from the weaker currency is being overwhelmed by rising energy costs due to the loss of inexpensive Russian supplies. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 17 July 2022 This plant is an inexpensive solution to cover a large area. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 16 July 2022 See More

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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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“Inexpensive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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