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Synonyms for expensive
ɪkˈspɛn sɪvex·pen·sive

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  1. expensiveadjective

    pricey, costly, dear

    inexpensive, cheap, low-priced

  2. expensiveadjective

    having a high price or cost

    costly, pricey, dear

    low-priced, inexpensive, cheap

  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. Andrew Mulcahy:

    For brand name drugs, where there isn't much competition, there's not a whole lot that's keeping those prices down, and so you can get into situations where patients and their health insurers are on the hook for thousands, tens of thousands of dollars for some of these expensive specialty drugs.

  2. Japanese Proverb:

    Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other.

  3. Acting Navy SecretaryThomas B. Modly:

    Obviously, it has huge implications for the Navy, that ship is not like a cruise ship. It has weapons on board. It has a lot of fuel on board. It has aircraft, expensive aircraft. You cant just take everybody off.

  4. David Hackett:

    It's inefficient and it distorts the market, it makes life more expensive for people living on islands like Puerto Rico, Guam, Hawaii and those in Alaska.

  5. Ken Balcomb:

    The hatcheries are not working, you're genetically homogenizing the populations and they're smaller and less fit and more expensive to produce.

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