Costly meaning

kôstlē
Of high price or value; expensive.

Costly jewelry.

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Magnificent; sumptuous.
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Of high cost; expensive.

A costly activity.

A costly error.

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Entailing loss or sacrifice.

A costly war.

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(archaic) Lavish; extravagant.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
costly
Comparative
costliest
Superlative
costliest

Origin of costly

  • Composition: cost +‎ -ly

    From Wiktionary