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.
adj : high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes";
"an expensive shop" [ant: cheap]