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Definition of "expensive" []

  • Requiring a large expenditure; costly. (adjective)
  • Marked by high prices: expensive stores. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expensive" in a sentence
  • "Since semiconductor-grade silicon is expensive, though, using high-quality crystals makes solar cells even _more _expensive."
  • "Who cares if they have what you alluded to as expensive homes and cars...who cares when they've successfully raised the next generation of inmates and miscreants."
  • "Smith would not say how much the investigation into Tressel's NCAA troubles would cost, although the university has hired two what he called "expensive" companies to help."