- expencive (archaic)
- (General American, Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪkˈspɛnsɪv/, /ɛkˈspɛnsɪv/
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- (obsolete) Given to expending a lot of money; profligate, lavish.
- 1751, [Tobias] Smollett, chapter 25, in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle […], volume I, London: Harrison and Co., […], published 1781, OCLC 316121541:
- [T]hus naturally generous and expensive, he squandered away his money, and made a most splendid appearance upon the receipt of his quarterly appointment […] .
- Having a high price or cost.
- 2013 June 22, “T time”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 68:
- […] a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain […] shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate […] “stateless income”: […]. […] the firm has in effect turned the process of making an expensive cup of coffee into intellectual property.
- (computing) Taking a lot of system time or resources.
- an unnecessarily expensive choice of algorithm
having a high price or cost