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English definition of “costly”


adjective (EXPENSIVE)    /ˈkɒ US  /ˈkɑːst-/
expensive: a costly item a costly purchasedisapproving The project was subject to several costly delays/setbacks.Expensive and luxuriousCosting too muchCosting too muchExpensive and luxurious costliness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Costing too muchExpensive and luxuriousExpensive and luxuriousCosting too much
(Definition of costly adjective (EXPENSIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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