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