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Definitions for costly
ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-cost·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dearly-won, costlyadjective

    entailing great loss or sacrifice

    "a dearly-won victory"

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

    having a high price

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

Wiktionary

  1. costlyadjective

    Of high cost; expensive.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Costlyadjective

    of great cost; expensive; dear

    Etymology: [From Cost expense.]

  2. Costlyadjective

    gorgeous; sumptuous

    Etymology: [From Cost expense.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Eduardo Vieira:

    It may turn out to be a costly deal, even if the market response turns out to be very positive.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I often stated,' One way or the other, Mexico is going to pay for the Wall,' this has never changed. Our new deal with Mexico( and Canada), the USMCA, is so much better than the old, very costly anti-USA NAFTA deal, that just by the money we save, MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL !

  3. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake:

    The proposed settlement agreement ... should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial, this settlement is being proposed solely because it is in the best interest of the city, and avoids costly and protracted litigation that would only make it more difficult for our city to heal and potentially cost taxpayers many millions more in damages.

  4. Scott Irwin:

    The size of the pool is a lot bigger, we could go from Brazilian imports approaching 250-400 million gallons, depending on which is less costly for fuel blenders.

  5. Fadel Gheit:

    For Shell to back down at this point, it's a defeat, it's disgraceful, it's costly.

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