Definition of Costliness

1. Noun. The quality possessed by something with a great price or value.

Exact synonyms: Dearness, Preciousness
Generic synonyms: Expensiveness
Derivative terms: Costly, Dear, Precious



Definition of Costliness

1. n. The quality of being costy; expensiveness; sumptuousness.

Definition of Costliness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being costly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Costliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Costliness

costimulations
costimulator
costimulators
costimulatory
costing
costings
costively
costivenesses
costless
costlessly
costlewe
costlier
costliest
costliness (current term)
costlinesses
costly
costmaries
costmary
costning
costo-
costoaxillary vein
costocentral
costocervical artery
costocervical trunk
costochondral
costochondral joint
costochondral junction
costochondral syndrome

Literary usage of Costliness

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1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"... of war into this twentieth century will not mean progress, but retrogression. A short consideration of the costliness of war in modern times, ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"I suppose if anything could completely displease Mr. Bryant with this beloved home, it would be the addition of any outward costliness, or even elegance, ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"Undertaken to meet a contingency that did not costliness occur, and involving a grave loss of men, the attack Eyre's . ft ..."

4. Unemployment: A Problem of Industry by William Henry Beveridge Beveridge (1912)
"Concentration of unemployment upon the inferior men illustrated by (a) costliness of relief works, (b) proportions of unpunctuality in good and bad times, ..."

5. Recollections of Mexico by Waddy Thompson (1846)
"... Ladies wanting in Beauty—Do not dance well—Charity— Routine of daily Life—costliness of Dress—In the Streets—Women generally Smoke—A day in the Country. ..."

6. Memoirs of the Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts,: Including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"Summary of Sir John's Character—His Precocity—His Military Service under Gustavus Adolphus—His Wit and Showy Person—costliness of his Entertainments—His ..."

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