costly costly  /ˈkɑst li/


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


  1. Today the church invents costly new services with all the zeal of its founder.
  2. The B-2 bomber was so costly that Congress cut its initial 1987 purchase order from 132 to 21.
  3. I know that it wouldn't be hard or terribly costly to up the internal memory to hold, say, 50 shots.


  1. Top Five Costly Savings Bond Mistakes Video Debuts on

    Top Five Costly Savings Bond Mistakes Video Debuts on . Five Minute Video Helps Bond Owners Learn How to Avoid Common Financial Pitfalls. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Costly flood repairs still underway

    Flooded with problems two weeks later. Property owners and the McCracken County Road Department still have thousands of dollars in costly repairs ahead of them. Some drivers are still having to use detours.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WPSD Local 6 Paducah

  3. Costly graffiti could become felony in R.I.

    Costly graffiti could become felony in R.I.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Providence Journal


  1. "Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered," Mr. Obama said. "Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Bahama Journal

  2. "It clings to the same misguided policies: costly tax cuts that primarily benefit the wealthiest, cuts in domestic priorities and more fiscal irresponsibility," said Conrad, the Democratic Senator from North Dakota.
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Kent Conrad Source: International Herald Tribune

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