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costly

[kawst-lee, kost-]
adjective, costlier, costliest.
1.
costing much; expensive; high in price: a costly emerald bracelet; costly medical care.
2.
resulting in great expense: The upkeep of such a large house is costly.
3.
resulting in great detriment: It was a costly mistake because no one ever trusted him again.
4.
of great value; very valuable; sumptuous.
5.
lavish; extravagant.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English costli. See cost, -ly

costliness, noun
overcostliness, noun
overcostly, adjective
uncostly, adjective


1. dear, high-priced. See expensive.
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costly (ˈkɒstlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  of great price or value; expensive
2.  entailing great loss or sacrifice: a costly victory
3.  splendid; lavish
 
'costliness
 
n

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costly
late 14c., from cost + -ly. Earlier formation with the same sense were costful (mid-13c.), costious (mid-14c.).
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