Ex*pen"sive (?), a.
Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.
War is expensive, and peace desirable.
Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish.
An active, expensive, indefatigable goodness.
The idle and expensive are dangerous.
Sir W. Temple.
Syn. -- Costly; dear; high-priced; lavish; extravagant.
-- Ex*pen"sive*ly, adv. -- Ex*pen"sive*ness, n.
© Webster 1913.