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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Immunizations are inexpensive and easily accessible. Bartell Drugs, The Seattle Times, "It’s time to think about back-to-school vaccinations," 14 Aug. 2018 Due to their size and cost, there’s great economic incentive to locate them in less desirable, more inexpensive, suburban or rural areas. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Your online shopping is polluting this small town," 20 Nov. 2018 And versions of Brandless’ products, while inexpensive and purportedly of better quality, can be found at all its competitors. Rani Molla, Recode, "Brandless wants to create the next great consumer packaged goods brand — but it hasn’t built customer loyalty yet," 18 Oct. 2018 The technology is simple, inexpensive, and very useful to vehicle crews. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The See-Through Tanks Are Coming," 28 Aug. 2018 Plastic and fiberglass pots and planters are lightweight, relatively inexpensive, and available in many sizes and shapes. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Container Gardening," 13 Aug. 2018 The Russians are accused of exploiting their access to inexpensive, powerful servers worldwide — conveniently available for rental — that can be used to commit crimes with impunity. Tami Abdollah, The Seattle Times, "Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability," 17 July 2018 There are many free or inexpensive website builders available, including and, and Dear Sam,, "Resist defeatism, learn how to recover (and thrive) after a layoff," 30 Mar. 2018 Another approach is to build a wood rack, which is fast, easy, and inexpensive. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Right Way to Stack Firewood," 28 Sep. 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


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