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Definitions for expensive
ɪkˈspɛn sɪvex·pen·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expensiveadjective

    high in price or charging high prices

    "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop"

Wiktionary

  1. expensiveadjective

    having a high price or cost

    Etymology: From expensivus, from expendere, compare expense

  2. expensiveadjective

    taking a lot of system time or resources

    an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm

    Etymology: From expensivus, from expendere, compare expense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expensiveadjective

    occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family

  2. Expensiveadjective

    free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1932

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1076

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #230

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of expensive in a Sentence

  1. Ulysses S. Grant:

    Wars of extermination, engaged in by people pursuing commerce and all industrial pursuits, are expensive even against the weakest people, and are demoralizing and wicked.

  2. Daniel Kozlowski:

    We're only interested in special situations, such as spinoffs, in biotech because so much of that market is so expensive. We prefer instead to go places where there's little interest and be in early and get out early.

  3. Libby Mullin:

    We have seen a lot of innovation in states in terms of coverage of oral health as of late, we don't want to see that progress rolled back, oral disease really starts with the pregnant mother who can transmit the disease to her child; so, by age 2, children can have progressive and chronic problems. The longer we wait, because of the progressive nature of oral disease, the more expensive the problems become.

  4. Thoriq Ibrahim:

    As of now, there is insurance cover for high waters and flooding, but not for coastal erosion, it's very expensive to repair.

  5. Swati Chaturvedi:

    One key aspect of the final rules that I think will be beneficial to startups is that there are no required audited financial statements for first time crowdfunding issuers, providing audited financial statements is an expensive and time intensive process – one that many startups cannot afford at their current stage of growth. Allowing reviewed financial statements instead of audited ones lowers the cost for startups who are seeking to raise funding.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. volubility
    • B. rung
    • C. auspices
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