entailing great loss or sacrifice
"a dearly-won victory"
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"
Of high cost; expensive.
of great cost; expensive; dear
Origin: [From Cost expense.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'costly' in Adjectives Frequency: #935
The numerical value of costly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of costly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Good machines have to be imported and are costly.
It is a conspiracy against EgyptAir, it is very costly.
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
It would be costly for all involved, and especially the UK.
It would be quite sophisticated and my guess is quite costly.
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