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 for expensive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expensive \Ex*pen"sive\, a.
     1. Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly;
        dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or
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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.
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              The idle and expensive are dangerous. --Sir W.
     Syn: Costly; dear; high-priced; lavish; extravagant. --
          Ex*pen"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*pen"sive*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: high in price or charging high prices; "expensive
             clothes"; "an expensive shop" [ant: cheap,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "expensive":
     cheap, costly, dear, dear-bought, extravagant, fancy, high,
     high-priced, immoderate, luxurious, not affordable, of great cost,
     overpriced, precious, premium, priced, priceless, pricey, rich,
     steep, stiff, sumptuous, thrifty, top, uneconomical, unpayable,

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