Expensive

Ex*pen"sive

(?), a. 1. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.
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War is expensive, and peace desirable.
Burke.
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2. Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad sense: extravagant; lavish. [R.]
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An active, expensive, indefatigable goodness.
Sprat.
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The idle and expensive are dangerous.
Sir W. Temple.

Syn. -- Costly; dear; high-priced; lavish; extravagant.

-- Ex*pen"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*pen"sive*ness, n.
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