cheapness cheapness  /ˈtʃip nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a price below the standard price
  2. (n) tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar

Usage(s):

  1. Its only lure lay in its cheapness.
  2. The cheapness argument is hard to buy, though, since so many iPhone apps are free.
  3. It took on an air of cheapness.

News

  • Astros’ growing pains are one thing, but it’s hurting to watch now

    Josh Hamilton was smiling and laughing. Scattered fans inside Minute Maid Park were booing. And more than at any previous point this season, an Astros team with more losses than anyone else in baseball was forced to pay for the cheapness of the initial part of its rebuilding project. The Los Angeles Angels swept the Astros on Sunday, taking the third and final contest in the series 3-1 before an ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "The cheapness of the yen has reached absurd levels and the only cause for that is low interest rates," Sakakibara said in an interview today after a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. "The Bank of Japan needs to normalize...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Sakakibara Source: Bloomberg

  2. Remember, Adam Smith wrote that the "The wealth of a state, consists in the cheapness of provision and all other necessaries and conveniences of life."
    on Mar 5, 2010 By: Adam Smith Source: The American (blog)

  3. Raju agrees to this, "Yes, there is a misconception that humour can be evoked only through cheapness, but the truth is just the opposite. I try to extract humour from things that generally happen around us in buses, trains, during marriages. I aim...
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Raju Srivastava Source: Times of India

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