cost´li|ness


cost´li|ness
cost|ly «KST lee, KOST-», adjective, -li|er, -li|est.
1. of great value: »

The queen had costly jewels.

SYNONYM(S): precious, valuable, sumptuous, rich.
2. costing much: »

Figurative. He made a costly mistake and had to do his work over at great expense of time.

SYNONYM(S): dear. See syn. under expensive. (Cf.expensive)
cost´li|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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