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Definition 1: having a high price - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where costly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • costly jewelry
  • high-priced merchandise
  • much too dear for my pocketbook
  • a pricey restaurant

Synonyms for costly in the sense of this definition

(costly is similar to ...) high in price or charging high prices

"expensive clothes" "an expensive shop"

Definition 2: entailing great loss or sacrifice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where costly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dearly-won victory

Synonyms for costly in the sense of this definition

(costly is similar to ...) high in price or charging high prices

"expensive clothes" "an expensive shop"

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