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English definition of “expensive”

expensive

adjective uk   /ɪkˈspen.sɪv/ us  
A1 costing a lot of money: Rolls Royces are very expensive. Big houses are expensive to maintain. She has expensive tastes (= she likes things that cost a lot of money).Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much
expensively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Sarah is always expensively dressed (= wearing expensive clothes).Expensive and luxuriousCosting too much
(Definition of expensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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