The opposite of cheap is …


If I ask you for the opposite of CHEAP, I’m sure most of you are going to answer with …

E

X

P

E

N

S

I

V

E

… which is 100% correct. But how often have you thought of other ways of saying expensive? Do you know of other words for expensive?! Please, do not tell me not cheap. If you want to level up your language, you need a range of words with similar meanings to make your writing and conversation more interesting, and listening, easier.

Here are a few suggestions:

COSTLY – coming from the word cost, as in “How much does it cost?”

PRICY (or PRICEY) – coming from price, as in “What is the price of that jacket?”

to COST AN ARM AND A LEG – don’t try to understand why we use arm and leg in this expression, but it does mean very expensive. For example, “My new smartphone cost me an arm and a leg.

Of course, there are many more. Can you think of a few and share them in the comments box below?


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