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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Creating, building, and manufacturing a sign for a Dunkin’ location isn’t inexpensive. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "It costs a lot for a huge company like Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name. So what’s the payoff?," 25 Oct. 2018 Like Charlotte Tilbury's other lipsticks, Superstar Lips are priced at a not-inexpensive but totally-worth-it $34. Marci Robin, Allure, "Charlotte Tilbury Launches Superstar Lips, a Limited-Edition Glossy Lipstick," 6 Oct. 2018 While not inexpensive, the vibe is not see-and-be-seen like some of its other luxe Caribbean counterpart islands. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Vacation Like a Royal in Nevis," 25 June 2018 The big box store that prides itself on low prices has launched a not-so-inexpensive digital concierge service. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Walmart's Personal Shopper Service Launches in New York," 1 June 2018 Here’s a relatively inexpensive way to improve academic performance at primary and secondary schools: Reduce school-bus emissions. Dana Hawkins-simons, WSJ, "The Surprising Academic Impact of Reducing School-Bus Emissions," 21 May 2019 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

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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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