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adjective as in priceless

adjective as in harmful, damaging

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Over the past several weeks, free speech has gotten costlier—at least in France and Israel.

As Bilmes reports, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are at least 25 percent  costlier than previous projections.

And on Friday, an Iowa ethanol producer said that the spill proves that oil production has become “costlier and riskier.”

The increased use of linen paper in place of the costlier parchment helped in the popularization of letters.

The bazaars are not roofed; and here also the costlier portion of the wares is kept under lock and key.

The woman had some features that would be called noble if they were worn in connection with costlier apparel.

I wish your potters sought nothing costlier, and dug in their own grounds for it.

But hard and costly as the Dutch war had proved, a far graver and costlier struggle seemed opening in its train.


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On this page you'll find 58 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to costlier, such as: valuable, dear, excessive, executive, exorbitant, and extortionate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.