- 昂贵的,费用大的 costing a lot (of money)
- high in price or charging high prices;
"an expensive shop"
- The dress is too expensive for me to buy.
- A cheaper camera is not always inferior to a more expensive one.
- This set of crystal wine cups is very expensive.
- The overhead costs are ridiculously expensive.
He flattered her with flowers and expensive gifts.
We really don't need such a big, expensive car.
He gently refused to accept these expensive gifts.
The state government inaugurated an expensive project.
The shop sells very expensive clothes.
Such expensive dresses are not available in ordinary department stores.
I haven't got much money. Is it an expensive shop?
Cargo handling usually takes time and expensive equipment.
They had an expensive party last week.
It was an expensive education.
A long illness is an expensive misfortune for the average family.
His books were bringing in royalties enough to enable him to live in a more expensive style.
I bought the most expensive watch.
A passing group attracted his attention, two gentlemen and a radiantly expensive lady.
If it is too expensive I don't want it.
It may be expensive, but it's worth the price.
I don't like those shoes, besides, they're too expensive.
The bed is expensive.
Diamonds come expensive.
The book was very expensive, costing over $500.
The meals in that restaurant are very expensive.
Alcoholic drinks are relatively expensive.
Living in the country is less expensive than in the city.
Tailors are so expensive.
This was more expensive than the other one.
The book is too expensive for me.
Such a tour would be too expensive for me.
Meat was scarce during the war and too expensive for ordinary people.
Houses are very expensive in this area.
Things such as diamonds are expensive to buy.
Gold is too expensive to be used as a conductor.
It is expensive to travel by plane.
It's too expensive for me to buy.
- expensive book 昂贵的书
- expensive car 昂贵的小汽车
- expensive clothes 昂贵的衣服
- expensive education 费用高的教育
- expensive gift 昂贵的礼物
- expensive lady 衣着华丽的妇女
- expensive mode of living 奢华的生活方式
- expensive party 耗资巨大的晚会
- expensive project 耗资巨大的工程
- expensive watch 昂贵的手表
- abominably expensive 奢侈得可恶
- absurdly expensive 价钱高得不合理,奢侈得愚蠢
- amazingly expensive 昂贵得惊人
- criminally expensive 奢侈得可耻
- cruelly expensive 极昂贵
- dreadfully expensive 极端昂贵
- enormously expensive 奢侈得极可恶
- excessively expensive 极度奢侈
- exorbitantly expensive 昂贵得过头
- extravagantly expensive 过度奢侈
- extremely expensive 极其昂贵
- foolishly expensive 奢侈得愚蠢
- inconceivably expensive 昂贵得惊人
- inevitably expensive 必然昂贵
- inexpressibly expensive 奢侈得无法形容
- naturally expensive 自然昂贵
- outrageously expensive 奢侈得令人不能容忍
Young Men..are..so expensive both of their Health and Fortune.出自：Steele
A regular arrangement of extracts..is..more expensive of time.出自：J. Gilchrist
- expensive, costly, dear
这组词的共同意思是“高贵的”或“昂贵的”。其区别在于:dear指本身并不见得贵,但与同类物品的价格相比而显得“贵”; expensive指虽物有所值,但超出购买者支付能力的“贵”; costly则指物体本身“贵重”,因而价格“昂贵”,常引申指耗费的物质或精力很大。例如:In the middle of the summer, fresh oranges are dear, but in the winter months they are cheap.仲夏时节的鲜桔很贵,但在冬季的几个月里却很便宜。We indulged in an expensive supper after the concert.音乐会后我们尽情地享受了一顿昂贵的晚餐。Selling your house can be a costly and time-consuming business.出售你的房子很可能是费钱耗时的事。
误 The price of this suit of clothes is too expensive.
正 The price of this suit of clothes is too high.
正 This suit of clothes is too expensive.
误 Modern farms aren't expensive to be developed.
正 Modern farms aren't expensive to develop.
正 Modern farms aren't expensive for us to develop.
析 be expensive+to- v 结构中,不定式的主动形式有被动意义,所以不可用被动结构。
误 In my stamp album I have many highly-costed stamps.
正 In my stamp album I have many expensive stamps.
析 highly-costed意为“成本高”, expensive才是“有价值的,贵重的”的意思。
- ☆ 17世纪20年代进英入语，直接源自近代拉丁语的expensa，意为花费的，昂贵的。
- expensive:expensive adj. 花费的, 昂贵的 英英解释:形容词expensive:1. high in price or charging high prices…