1. costly

adjective. ['ˈkɑːstli, ˈkɔstli'] entailing great loss or sacrifice.


  • dearly-won


  • low-priced
  • two-a-penny

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Rhymes with Costly

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Pronounce costly as ˈkɔstli.

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Sentences with costly

1. Adjective
Frequent reapplication can be costly and does nothing to help the elasticity of your skin.

Quotes about costly

1. Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.
- Abdallah II of Jordan

2. You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.
- Aldous Huxley

3. The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.
- Booker T. Washington

2. costly

adjective. ['ˈkɑːstli, ˈkɔstli'] having a high price.


  • expensive
  • dear
  • high-priced
  • pricy


  • worthless
  • insincere
  • unloved
  • distant