expensive - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
adjective 

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/ɪkˈspensɪv/
  1. 1
    something that is expensive costs a lot of money

    He always wears expensive clothes.

    It can be very expensive to train new personnel.

    expensive tastes (=liking things that cost a lot of money):

    young people with expensive tastes and large bank accounts

  2. 2
    an expensive mistake or decision is one that causes you serious problems

    It was an expensive decision – it cost me my job.

derived word

expensively

adverb