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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Photo Composite: Crystal Tai Many investors say Chinese stocks are inexpensive, despite this year’s surge. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "China’s Stock Market Isn’t Quite The Bargain It Seems," 1 Mar. 2019 Know, too, that flights to Italy during those months are relatively inexpensive, crowds are manageable, and the weather is a cool (but not cold) 50-odd degrees. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Visit Rome, Florence, and Venice by High-Speed Train for Less Than $40," 17 Aug. 2018 See the slideshow above for one inexpensive destination in every state, and a sample property for rent in each place. Ben Abramson, USA TODAY, "The cheapest vacation rental destination in every state," 21 May 2018 Russia and China, analysts say, have been Mr. Maduro’s primary benefactors keeping the regime in power, lending the government cash in exchange for inexpensive energy. Ian Talley, WSJ, "U.S. Sanctions Top Venezuelan Official Diosdado Cabello Rondón," 18 May 2018 That means voice would be better suited to inexpensive goods that people buy often, rather than discretionary purchases like appliances. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon wants brands to advertise Alexa voice shopping — essentially for free," 26 Nov. 2018 While previous iterations of Ratnik concentrated on fairly inexpensive kit, Ratnik-3’s goals are the most technologically complex and expensive to date. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia to Demonstrate Active Camouflage for Soldiers, Tanks," 20 Aug. 2018 However, Brock Collection pieces aren’t exactly inexpensive; a similar dress to the one Lili wore rings up at over $2,000. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Lili Reinhart Wears Brock Collection Floral Dress to W Magazine's Best Performances Party," 6 Jan. 2019 Both fresh and ground turmeric is used in cooking and is inexpensive. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Turmeric-Baked Sea Bass With Saffron Couscous," 15 Jan. 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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