What does costly mean?

Definitions for costly
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.

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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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say costly in sign language?

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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. Libby Schaaf:

    Occupy was a very costly experience for Oakland and I am very committed to ensuring we never face this level of liability again.

  2. Fan Shenggen:

    China is in a trap right now. On the one hand, it purchases agricultural products from farmers at a very high price, but in meantime it cannot sell to the market [at such high prices] so all the purchases go into stocks, and that's very costly.

  3. Rahimullah Yusufzai:

    Some Taliban commanders say their main purpose in attacking and capturing a town, city or district center is to seize weapons and vehicles and not to keep control of these places as it is not feasible and could prove costly for them.

  4. Iris Harvey:

    It's no coincidence that this ruling came down on the same day the [Ohio] House heard testimony for a bill that would use taxpayer dollars to implement a costly, anti-abortion miseducation campaign in schools and the likely Senate committee vote for the dangerous six-week abortion ban -- a bill that Governor DeWine has promised to sign, it's clear that this is a concerted effort to block Ohioans' from accessing to the full range of reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion.

  5. Antonio Fatas:

    Companies can try to go around tariffs by moving production to other countries, this is costly and inefficient. It is a short-term solution but not optimal.

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