Definition of expensive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

expensive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪkˈspɛnsɪv//
 
 
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 costing a lot of money an expensive car/restaurant/vacation Art books are expensive to produce. I can't afford it—it's too expensive. Making the wrong decision could prove expensive. That dress was an expensive mistake. opposite inexpensive
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adverb expensively dressed/furnished There are other restaurants where you can eat less expensively.
Thesaurusexpensivecostly overpriced priceyThese words all describe something that costs a lot of money.expensive costing a lot of money; charging high prices:I can't afford it—it's just too expensive for me. an expensive restaurantcostly (somewhat formal) costing a lot of money, especially more than you want to pay:You want to avoid costly legal proceedings if you can.overpriced too expensive; costing more than it is worth:ridiculously overpriced designer clothespricey (informal) expensive:Condos downtown are now too pricey for local people to afford.Patterns expensive/costly/pricey for somebody/something expensive/costly to do something very/too/fairly/quite/pretty expensive/costly/pricey
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