1. high in price or charging high prices
; - Example: "expensive clothes"- Example: "an expensive shop"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Expensive \Ex*pen"sive\, a.
1. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly;
dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or
War is expensive, and peace desirable. --Burke.
2. Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad
sense: extravagant; lavish. [R.]
An active, expensive, indefatigable goodness.
The idle and expensive are dangerous. --Sir W.
Syn: Costly; dear; high-priced; lavish; extravagant. --
Ex*pen"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*pen"sive*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: high in price or charging high prices; "expensive
clothes"; "an expensive shop" [ant: cheap,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
27 Moby Thesaurus words for "expensive":
cheap, costly, dear, dear-bought, extravagant, fancy, high,
high-priced, immoderate, luxurious, not affordable, of great cost,
overpriced, precious, premium, priced, priceless, pricey, rich,
steep, stiff, sumptuous, thrifty, top, uneconomical, unpayable,