inexpensive

[ in-ik-spen-siv ]
/ ˌɪn ɪkˈspɛn sɪv /

adjective

not expensive; not high in price; costing little.

Nearby words

  1. inexertion,
  2. inexhaustible,
  3. inexistent,
  4. inexorable,
  5. inexpedient,
  6. inexperience,
  7. inexperienced,
  8. inexpert,
  9. inexpiable,
  10. inexplainable

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for inexpensive

inexpensive

/ (ˌɪnɪkˈspɛnsɪv) /

adjective

not expensive; cheap
Derived Formsinexpensively, adverbinexpensiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for inexpensive

inexpensive

adj.

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

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