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Synonyms for expensive
ɪkˈspɛn sɪvex·pen·sive

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  1. expensiveadjective

    pricey, costly, dear

    low-priced, inexpensive, cheap

  2. expensiveadjective

    having a high price or cost

    costly, dear, pricey

    cheap, inexpensive, low-priced

  3. expensiveadjective

    taking a lot of system time or resources

    an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm

    dear, costly, pricey

    cheap, inexpensive, low-priced

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expensive

    costly, valuable, rich, high-priced, dear, extravagant

    cheap, worthless, poor, economical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expensiveadjective

    high in price or charging high prices

    "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"

    low-priced, catchpenny(a), tuppeny, low-budget, cut-price, cut-rate, twopenny, bargain-priced, inexpensive, sixpenny, nickel-and-dime(a), affordable, dirt cheap, cheap, low-cost, twopenny-halfpenny, two-a-penny, threepenny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expensiveadjective

    lavish, extravagant, wasteful

  2. expensiveadjective

    dear, costly, high-priced, of great price

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expensiveadjective

    costly, dear, high-priced


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  1. Martin Dommer:

    Many owners are interested due to low occupancy levels in their hotels and although this is the most expensive form of accommodation, we currently see no other possibility.

  2. George Wallace:

    Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining

  3. Bernhard Thomaszewski:

    It took us minutes to design these creatures, but hours to assemble them and days to produce parts on 3D printers, the fact is that it is both expensive and time-consuming to build a prototype—which underscores the importance of a design system such as ours, which produces a final design without the need for building multiple physical iterations.

  4. Jonathan Miller:

    Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival.

  5. Nicholas Smith:

    It's not a very healthy recovery when pharmaceuticals are leading the charge, investors are picking up defensives and pretty expensive defensives at that.

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