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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
costly /'kɔstli/
  • tính từ
    • đắt tiền, quý giá
      • costly furniture: đồ đạc đắc tiền
    • tốn tiền, hao tiền tốn của; tai hại
      • a costly war: một cuộc chiến tranh hao tiền tốn của
Concise Dictionary
+entailing great loss or sacrifice
+having a high price

Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective (costlier, costliest)
Help Note: You can also use more costly and most costly.
1 costing a lot of money, especially more than you want to pay: Buying new furniture may prove too costly.
2 causing problems or the loss of sth: a costly mistake / failure + Mining can be costly in terms of lives (= too many people can die).
costliness noun [U]
Collocation Dictionary


be, prove


enormously, exceptionally, excessively, extremely, very | increasingly | fairly, pretty, quite, rather | potentially | relatively


The six-month delay will be costly for the company.
| in
This process is costly in computer time.
| in terms of
These teaching methods are too costly in terms of staff resources.
| to
These measures could be costly to employers.

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