in·ex·pen·sive | \ˌi-nik-ˈspen(t)-siv \

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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They can be consumed on the move and are relatively inexpensive (about $10). Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Smoked turkey legs a Fiesta favorite you can make at home," 16 Apr. 2018 The absence of all that extra space (combined with the standardization and mass production of building materials) is what made detached single-family housing inexpensive and accessible to different classes in the first place. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "Our homes don’t need formal spaces," 11 July 2018 The owners say the bistros of Paris play a key role in bringing people of all origins, religions, social classes and age together in an inexpensive and welcoming place to drink coffee or share a meal. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Paris bistros seek UN status as cultural gems," 5 July 2018 The alcohol industry has long segmented its market by gender and age, targeting young men with inexpensive beers like Coors Lights and Bud Light, and wealthier demographics with premium vodkas and whiskies, along with wine. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Trading wine for weed? Experts say trend likely to accelerate thanks to legal pot," 26 Apr. 2018 Relatively inexpensive and easy to operate, cobots are now used by companies of all sizes for small-batch manufacturing and simple processes. Makiko Yamazaki, The Christian Science Monitor, "Dainty machines? Collaborative robots help humans in Japanese factories," 20 Apr. 2018 So Buddy's has dining tables (with more coming) and inexpensive beer to go with the rib platters. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Meltaway ribs and a five-layer-high sandwich? Yes, at Buddy's BBQ in Bedford | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Mar. 2018 His restaurant will serve locally produced hot dogs and sausages at an affordable price, along with inexpensive beers and a few creative sides — like fried sauerkraut balls and a sausage charcuterie board. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Red Top Hotdogs to open restaurant in Shelby Park," 22 Jan. 2018 Downtown and Over-the-Rhine have restaurants that run the price gamut from fairly inexpensive pizza and burger restaurants to the finest and priciest restaurants in the city. Polly Campbell,, "For best culinary deals, Downtown Restaurant Week coming in August," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of inexpensive

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inexpensive

: low in price : not expensive


in·ex·pen·sive | \ˌi-nik-ˈspen-siv \

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one that holds something together

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