Definitions for costly
ˈkɔst li, ˈkɒst-cost·ly
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word costly.
entailing great loss or sacrifice
"a dearly-won victory"
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"
Of high cost; expensive.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sumptuous; expensive; of a high price.
Etymology: from cost.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not exprest in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Leave for a while thy costly country-seat;
And to be great indeed, forget
The nauseous pleasures of the great. Dryden.
The chapel of St. Laurence will be perhaps the most costly piece of work on the face of the earth, when completed. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.
He is here speaking of Paradise, which he represents as a most charming and delightful place; abounding with things not only useful and convenient, but even the most rare and valuable, the most costly and desireable. John Woodward, Nat. History.
of great cost; expensive; dear
Etymology: [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
The tax world will not be the same before and after this, we are moving into this new era where massive tax planning, massive tax avoidance is over. It will be much more difficult, much more costly and it (profit shifting) will become evasion and no more avoidance.
Concentration could lead to more fragile markets, meaning less orderly, and also more costly or less efficient, markets. That's what history and economics tell us when we get concentration.
A failing foundation can be the biggest and most costly problem.
If companies end hazard pay policies now, they may be able to retain workers in the short run because workers have no choice, but once the economy improves, workers may move on because of how they were treated during the pandemic. Turnover is costly for businesses, and workers will remember how they are treated now.
It's more costly, but the fact that you can get 100 percent cash back makes it attractive.
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