ex‧pen‧sive S1 W2
the most expensive restaurant in town
Petrol is becoming more and more expensive.
Photography is an expensive hobby.
expensive to buy/run/produce/maintain etc
The house was too big and expensive to run.
For low-income families, children's safety equipment can be prohibitively expensive (=so expensive that most people cannot afford it).
Employing the wrong builder can be a horribly expensive mistake.
Her husband had expensive tastes (=liked expensive things).
—expensively adverb:WORD FOCUS: expensive
She's always expensively dressed.
high used about prices, rents, or charges
fancy used about restaurants, cars, or clothes that look expensive
posh used about hotels, restaurants, or cars that look expensive and are used by rich or high-class people
cost a lot also cost a bomb informal to be very expensive
be out of somebody's price range to be more than someone can afford to pay
be a rip-off informal to be much too expensive, so that you feel you have been cheated
exorbitant exorbitant prices are much too high