costlier costlier  /ˈkɔst li ər/


  1. (adj) entailing great loss or sacrifice
  2. (adj) having a high price


  1. Chaffee says he has stopped hauling horses to a plant in southern Alberta, Canada, because of costlier trucking restrictions and Canadian humane-group pressures at border crossings.
  2. The Blue Dogs said this would mean fairer rates to providers but Stark and others say it would be more expensive to the government and costlier to patients.
  3. It's official, and you can blame costlier gasoline and other fuels.


  1. Vatican Credit Stop Emblematic of Finance Woes

    Vatican's credit card debacle far longer and costlier than disclosed        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study

    Title: Standard Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy as Good as Costlier Newcomer: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/11/2013 8:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 13, 2013     Source:

  3. Don't double the interest rate on my student loan

    Brandon Anderson's student loan will get costlier by $1,000, come July 1 -- that's when interest rates on the loans are slated to double.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. In the end, Gates says, "The costs of defending the nation are high. The only thing costlier, ultimately, would be to fail to commit the resources necessary to defend our interests around the world and to fail to prepare for the inevitable threats...
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: All Headline News

  2. Mr. Guéhenno pointed out that in previous cases where elections were held but the international community pulled out too soon, conflict resumed a few years later, "requiring a new, costlier international intervention."
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Jean-Marie Guehenno Source:

  3. "It's becoming costlier and costlier to engage in the kinds of suppression of information as we move into an information driven society," said Jimmy Wales, founder and chair emeritus, Wikia, USA, and a co-chair of the meeting. "It's important...
    on May 20, 2008 By: Jimmy Wales Source: Trade Arabia

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propriety propriety
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