inexpensive

[in-ik-spen-siv]
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Origin of inexpensive

First recorded in 1830–40; in-3 + expensive
Related formsin·ex·pen·sive·ly, adverbin·ex·pen·sive·ness, noun

Synonym study

See cheap.

Antonyms for inexpensive

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Contemporary Examples of inexpensive

Historical Examples of inexpensive

  • It has the advantage over other puddings in that it is inexpensive.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Her gown was simple and inexpensive but it was stylish and becoming.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The furniture was of a dark nut-wood, and the articles few and inexpensive.

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • Life in the East, I had often heard, was singularly cheap and inexpensive.

    A Day's Ride

    Charles James Lever

  • But they could prevent him from getting it to the mill by an inexpensive process.

    The White Desert

    Courtney Ryley Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for inexpensive

inexpensive

adjective
  1. not expensive; cheap
Derived Formsinexpensively, adverbinexpensiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inexpensive
adj.

1837 (implied in inexpensively), from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + expensive.

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