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expensive

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈspensɪv/
costing a lot of money: Business class travel has become very expensive. He was looking for insurance to cover the expensive equipment in his home office.sth is expensive to do Older houses are expensive to maintain. prohibitively/extremely/hugely expensive
Translations of “expensive”
in Korean 값비싼…
in Arabic غالٍ…
in Portuguese caro, dispendioso…
in Catalan car…
in Japanese (値段が)高い…
in Italian costoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昂貴的, 用錢多的, 價格高的…
in Russian дорогой, дорогостоящий…
in Turkish pahalı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昂贵的, 花钱多的, 价格高的…
in Polish drogi, kosztowny…
(Definition of expensive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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