Definition of affordable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈfɔːdəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈfɔːrdəbl//
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cheap enough that people can afford to buy it or pay it affordable prices/housing opposite unaffordable Synonymscheapcompetitive budget affordable reasonable inexpensiveThese words all describe a product or service that costs little money or less money than you expected.cheap costing little money or less money than you expected; charging low prices. Cheap can also be used in a disapproving way to suggest that something is poor quality as well as low in price:a bottle of cheap perfume.competitive (of prices, goods or services) as cheap as or cheaper than those offered by other companies; able to offer goods or services at competitive prices.budget [only before noun] (used especially in advertising) cheap because it offers only a basic level of service.affordable cheap enough for most people to afford.reasonable (of prices) not too expensive.inexpensive (rather formal) cheap. Inexpensive is often used to mean that something is good value for its price. It is sometimes used instead of cheap, because cheap can suggest that something is poor quality.Patterns cheap/​competitive/​budget/​affordable/​reasonable prices/​fares/​rates cheap/​competitive/​budget/​affordable/​inexpensive products/​services