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Definition of Costly


  1. Of great cost; expensive; dear.
  2. Gorgeous; sumptuous.

Costly Quotations

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.
William Penn

A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
James F. Cooper

As costly as it was in the lives of our men and women in uniform, in military assets, and in esteem and pride, Pearl Harbor was a watershed moment for America.
Joe Baca

Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That's the nature of being a goalkeeper.
Gary Speed

Chains do more than bargain down prices from suppliers or divide fixed costs across a lot of units. They rapidly spread economic discovery - the scarce and costly knowledge of what retail concepts and operational innovations actually work.
Virginia Postrel
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Costly Translations

costly in Afrikaans is waardevol, duur
costly in Dutch is kostbaar, waardevol
costly in German is kostspielig, kostspielig, aufwendig
costly in Italian is caro, costoso
costly in Norwegian is dyr
costly in Portuguese is caro
costly in Spanish is costoso
costly in Swedish is kostsam, kostbar, dyrbar
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