Definition of 'expensive'
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Their administrators are choosing to store sensitive documents and expensive equipment here. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some will charge, which can get expensive if you have a lot to send back. The Sun (2016)Remember your storage vendor won't be pushing you towards the less expensive route. Computing (2010)What is certain is that property disputes are expensive and life's easier when people stick to promises! The Sun (2016)It is claimed that this would make it more expensive to fly from Heathrow than almost any other airport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yes, it's complex and expensive to make hydrogen. The Sun (2016)On the other hand, many credit-card deals are getting more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your shopping is about to get more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That is what makes defence so expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are both quicker and less expensive to run. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)Wealthy tourists scour the riverbank with their expensive optical equipment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The facilities are much more modern and a lot more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The expensive new quango will cop all the blame. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or planning refusal for any proposed building work that makes a property more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those medicines that are available are prohibitively expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The population is ageing and most of us become more expensive as we get older. Times, Sunday Times (2014)None of the group seems remotely bothered about threats to make alcohol more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There must be a way the drug could be made less expensive. The Sun (2006)Do you have a lot of expensive technology which you struggle to use? Times, Sunday Times (2015)It performed well in test drives as new but became expensive to repair when older. The Sun (2012)The other is that normal cigarettes have become prohibitively expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Government is getting increasingly expensive at a time when cutbacks need to be made. The Sun (2008)It added that the pound could weaken further and make borrowing more expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem with relying on downsizing to release capital is that property is now very expensive across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It might be an expensive player. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To have the most expensive player in the world to come from Wales is incredible. The Sun (2013) Wine is expensive in this country, and anything that makes it cheaper without compromising on quality deserves a mention. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But if young people cannot afford to buy homes, that must be an indication that property is too expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This country is too expensive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THE country 's most expensive house went on sale last week. The Sun (2012)
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Translations for 'expensive'
British English: expensive /ɪkˈspɛnsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
If something is expensive, it costs a lot of money.
Cars are so expensive in this country.
- American English: expensive
- Arabic: غالٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: caro preço alto
- Chinese: 昂贵的
- Croatian: skup
- Czech: drahý nákladný
- Danish: dyr bekostelig
- Dutch: duur
- European Spanish: caro
- Finnish: kallis
- French: cher
- German: teuer Geld
- Greek: ακριβός δαπανηρός
- Italian: costoso
- Japanese: 高価な
- Korean: 비싼
- Norwegian: dyr
- Polish: drogi wartościowy
- European Portuguese: caro
- Romanian: scump
- Russian: дорогой высокая цена
- Spanish: caro
- Swedish: dyr
- Thai: แพง
- Turkish: pahalı
- Ukrainian: дорогий
- Vietnamese: đắt
Definition of expensive from the Collins English Dictionary
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