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adjective as in priceless

adjective as in harmful, damaging

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He suggested, for instance, that removing Section 230 protections for self-serve ad content could force small publishers to decide between establishing costly new ad moderation procedures or finding other ways to support their content.

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Also, individuals were less attractive targets for costly lawsuits than wealthy corporations.

Our analysis found many examples of contract terms that experts say are costly to the cash-strapped towns that fund the agreements.

Despite attempts to rein in police union contracts in New Jersey, costly provisions remain common, an unprecedented analysis by the Asbury Park Press and ProPublica found.

We believe Infinitus’ VoiceRPA solution enables healthcare organizations to automate previously costly and manual calls and faxes and empowers these organizations to see benefits from end-to-end process automation.

Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.

The studio took him at his word and jumped at the chance to close down, or at least reduce, his costly operation.

Is she too hawkish for the activists who helped make her vote for the Iraq War so costly back in the 2008 campaign?

Governor Bobby Jindal insists it would be too costly for the state, whose share would total nearly $2 billion over 10 years.

The drawback was that the terrain in front of Bradley made success very costly.

And the absence of paper and so forth, rendering notebooks costly and rare, made a large amount of memorizing necessary.

Not one of the early electric actions proved either quick or reliable, and all were costly to install and maintain.

This sum probably included the costly buildings required for the beam-engines, which Trevithick's plan dispensed with.

In Europe they are made of the most costly materials, and studded with the rarest gems.

In Parliament, where of course the old costly fashions have long been out of vogue, the change is equally noticeable.


On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to costly, such as: pricey, valuable, an arm and leg, cher, dear, and excessive.

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