1. expensive

adjective. ['ɪkˈspɛnsɪv'] high in price or charging high prices.


  • valuable
  • dearly-won
  • costly
  • dear
  • high-priced
  • big-ticket
  • pricy
  • overpriced
  • high-ticket


  • cheap
  • unworthy
  • unimportant
  • insincere


  • expensivus (Latin)
  • expendere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Expensive

  • comprehensive
  • counteroffensive
  • hypertensive
  • apprehensive
  • inoffensive
  • extensive
  • intensive
  • defensive
  • offensive

How do you pronounce expensive?

Pronounce expensive as ɪkˈspɛnsɪv.

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Sentences with expensive

1. Adjective
If you've lost a snap button off of your expensive leather jacket, never fear.

Quotes about expensive

1. It'll be the Internet and piracy that will kill film. There's a philosophy that the Internet should be free, but the reality is that piracy will destroy the film industry and film as an art form because it's expensive to make a movie. Maybe you'll have funky little independent movies, and it'll go back and then start up again some other way.
- Helen Mirren

2. The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.
- Robert Hughes

3. If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.
- Jarod Kintz, I Should Have Renamed This