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2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Costly \Cost"ly\ (k?st"l?; 115), a. [From Cost expense.]
1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.
He had fitted up his palace in the most costly and
sumptuous style, for the accomodation of the
2. Gorgeous; sumptuous. [Poetic.]
To show how costly summer was at hand. --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: entailing great loss or sacrifice; "a dearly-won victory"
[syn: dearly-won, costly]
2: having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced
merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey
restaurant" [syn: costly, dear(p), high-priced,
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