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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 sense: 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) 2.0

      n : the quality of being high-priced [ant: inexpensiveness]