1. relatively low in price or charging low prices;
- Example: "it would have been cheap at twice the price"
- Example: "inexpensive family restaurants"
[syn: cheap, inexpensive]
2. tastelessly showy;
- Example: "a flash car"
- Example: "a flashy ring"
- Example: "garish colors"
- Example: "a gaudy costume"
- Example: "loud sport shirts"
- Example: "a meretricious yet stylish book"
- Example: "tawdry ornaments"
[syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
3. of very poor quality; flimsy;
[syn: bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny]
4. embarrassingly stingy;
[syn: cheap, chinchy, chintzy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cheap \Cheap\ (ch[=e]p), n. [AS. ce['a]p bargain, sale, price; akin to D. koop purchase, G. kauf, Icel. kaup bargain. Cf. Cheapen, Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.] A bargain; a purchase; cheapness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in Europe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cheap \Cheap\, a. [Abbrev. fr. "good cheap": a good purchase or bargain; cf. F. bon march['e], [`a] bon march['e]. See Cheap, n., Cheapen.] 1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value. [1913 Webster] Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. Of comparatively small value; common; mean. [1913 Webster] You grow cheap in every subject's eye. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Dog cheap, very cheap, -- a phrase formed probably by the catachrestical transposition of good cheap. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cheap \Cheap\, adv. Cheaply. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cheap \Cheap\, v. i. To buy; to bargain. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
155 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheap": Mickey Mouse, NG, at cost, avaricious, bad, base, beggarly, beneath contempt, beneath one, brummagem, budget, cheapjack, cheaply, cheesy, chintzy, close, closefisted, coarse, common, contemptible, crummy, debasing, degrading, demeaning, deplorable, despicable, disgraceful, easily, easy, economic, economical, economy, fake, flashy, for a song, fourth-class, frugal, garish, gaudy, gimcracky, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, gutter, hardfisted, humiliating, humiliative, illiberal, inexpensive, inexpensively, inferior, infra dig, infra indignitatem, irregular, junk, junky, lousy, low, low-class, low-grade, low-priced, low-quality, low-test, manageable, mean, measly, meretricious, miserable, miserly, moderate, modest, near, niggardly, no-account, no-good, nominal, not worth having, not worth mentioning, not worthwhile, nugacious, nugatory, on the cheap, opprobrious, ornery, outrageous, paltry, pathetic, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, phony, pinchfisted, pinching, pitiable, pitiful, poor, popular, punk, reasonable, reasonably, reduced, rotten, rubbishy, sad, save-all, scandalous, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, second-best, second-class, second-rate, seedy, sensible, shabby, sham, shameful, shocking, shoddy, sleazy, sorry, stingy, tacky, tatty, tawdry, terrible, third-class, third-rate, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, tinny, token, too bad, trashy, trifling, trivial, trumpery, two-bit, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, unbecoming, unexpensive, ungenerous, unworthy of one, valueless, vile, within means, worth the money, worthless, wretched, wrong