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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expensive  \Ex*pen"sive\,  a. 
  1.  Occasioning  expense;  calling  for  liberal  outlay;  costly; 
  dear;  liberal;  as  expensive  dress;  an  expensive  house  or 
  family. 
 
  War  is  expensive,  and  peace  desirable.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Free  in  expending;  very  liberal;  especially,  in  a  bad 
  scene;  extravagant;  lavish.  [R.] 
 
  An  active,  expensive,  indefatigable  goodness. 
  --Sprat. 
 
  The  idle  and  expensive  are  dangerous.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  Syn:  Costly;  dear;  high-priced;  lavish;  extravagant.  -- 
  {Ex*pen"sive*ly},  adv  --  {Ex*pen"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expensive 
  adj  :  high  in  price  or  charging  high  prices;  "expensive  clothes"; 
  "an  expensive  shop"  [ant:  {cheap}] 




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