Ex*pen"sive (?), a.


Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.

War is expensive, and peace desirable. Burke.


Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish.


An active, expensive, indefatigable goodness. Sprat.

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.


© Webster 1913.

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