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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That makes for a rather inexpensive hunt that pencils out economically in the hunter’s favor. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Is Alaska a good place for a big-game hunter? Yes and no.," 2 July 2019 Usually, there’s a bit of a wait – up to an hour – and these shakes aren’t inexpensive. Michelle Matthews |,, "These milkshakes bring everyone to The Yard," 26 June 2019 And, as expected, veteran free agent bench pieces Kofi Opare and Clint Irwin were pretty inexpensive at $70,250 and $138,707, respectively. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Colorado Rapids were exposed in the US Open Cup. What can MLS teams learn from this?," 15 June 2019 While this seems daunting, some of these options may even be more inexpensive than nursing homes. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "6 Kentucky nursing homes were cited for 'poor care.' Here's how to know if yours is safe," 6 June 2019 One thing that’s surprisingly inexpensive for a lot of our clients is health insurance. Kristin Lee, The Cut, "I Stop Celebrities From Blowing Their Money," 21 June 2018 Because organic electronics like this are inexpensive to make, the approach should allow scientists to integrate large numbers of artificial nerves that could pick up on multiple types of sensory information, Shepherd says. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "New artificial nerves could transform prosthetics," 31 May 2018 The consumer electronics space is packed chock-full with inexpensive, high-quality streaming devices that typically have better interfaces and more options than most smart televisions anyway. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs," 18 June 2019 Metal stools like these are notoriously inexpensive, and often sold in sets. Sarah Shelton, Good Housekeeping, "10 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Update Your Kitchen," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of inexpensive

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2019

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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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