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ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-cost·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dearly-won, costly(adj)

    entailing great loss or sacrifice

    "a dearly-won victory"

  2. costly, dear(p), high-priced, pricey, pricy(adj)

    having a high price

    "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"

Wiktionary

  1. costly(Adjective)

    Of high cost; expensive.

    Etymology: Composition:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Costly(adj)

    of great cost; expensive; dear

    Etymology: [From Cost expense.]

  2. Costly(adj)

    gorgeous; sumptuous

    Etymology: [From Cost expense.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'costly' in Adjectives Frequency: #935

How to pronounce costly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of costly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of costly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of costly in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Gonsalves:

    It’s a huge operation that is facing us, it’s going to be costly, but I don’t want us to penny pinch...this is going to be a long haul.

  2. Lisa Lien Mager:

    Droughts are costly for water agencies, revenues are being affected by the mandatory conservation but at the same time costs are going up.

  3. Richard Mollica:

    Job and education prospects lead to better mental health, which fosters increased productivity and output, it is a smart investment to address mental health issues and livelihood opportunities early on - to avoid costly, long-term consequences for individuals, communities and countries.

  4. The United:

    The last several years have been some of the most costly in The United States history.

  5. The PBOC:

    The problem of difficult financing, costly financing remains glaring in the real economy.

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