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Meaning & Definition of Costly in English

English

Costly

/kɑstli/

adjective

1. Entailing great loss or sacrifice

  • "A dearly-won victory"
    synonym:
  • dearly-won
  • ,
  • costly

2. Having a high price

  • "Costly jewelry"
  • "High-priced merchandise"
  • "Much too dear for my pocketbook"
  • "A pricey restaurant"
    synonym:
  • costly
  • ,
  • dear(p)
  • ,
  • high-priced
  • ,
  • pricey
  • ,
  • pricy

Examples of using

He made many costly purchases.