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Synonyms for costly
ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dearly-won, costly(adj)

    entailing great loss or sacrifice

    "a dearly-won victory"

    Synonyms:
    pricy, dear(p), high-priced, dearly-won, pricey

    Antonyms:
    cheap, inexpensive

  2. costly, dear(p), high-priced, pricey, pricy(adj)

    having a high price

    "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"

    Antonyms:
    cheap, inexpensive

Wiktionary

  1. costly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    costlessly

  2. costly(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    costlessly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. costly

    Synonyms:
    valuable, expensive, high-priced, rich, precious, sumptuous

    Antonyms:
    valueless, cheap, low-priced, mean, worthless, beggarly, paltry

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. costly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    expensive, dear, high-priced, of great price

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. costly(a)

    Synonyms:
    expensive, dear, high-priced, sumptuous, rich

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "costly":

    expensive, onerous, burdensome, high-cost, dear, pricey, precious, cost-intensive

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How to use costly in a sentence?

  1. Ernest Hemingway:

    There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly in the only heritage he has to leave.

  2. American Energy Alliance:

    His (McCarthy's) costly proposal is a slippery slope to a slightly less intrusive Green New Deal.

  3. Paul Voutier:

    There is an inertia about new technologies, and the treatment for fall armyworm has the awful combination of being both costly and difficult.

  4. The PBOC:

    The problem of difficult financing, costly financing remains glaring in the real economy.

  5. Jackie Wang:

    It's really costly and time-consuming for smelters to shut down and re-open.


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