English vocabulary and translations (See all)
costly: pricey, expensive, highly-priced; damaging, harmful, disastrous
Computers used to be quite costly, but as technology improves, their prices are falling.
My decision to stay home on Tuesday proved costly when every one except me received a bonus.
- "Furthermore, with every firing there is a possibility of wrongful dismissal suits, which can be extremely costly."
- "With energy prices high, consumers are also reluctant to make costly trips to the shopping mall."
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