Expensively



[ik-spen-siv] /ɪkˈspɛn sɪv/

adjective
1.
entailing great ; very high-priced; costly:
an expensive party.
/ɪkˈspɛnsɪv/
adjective
1.
high-priced; costly; dear
adj.

1620s, “given to profuse expenditure,” from expense (n.) + -ive. Meaning “costly” is from 1630s. Earlier was expenseful (c.1600). Expenseless was in use mid-17c.-18c., but there seems nothing now to which it applies, and the dictionaries label it “obsolete.”

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