Meaning of costly
Pronunciation: (kôst'lē, kost'-), [key]
— -li•er, -li•est.
- costing much; expensive; high in price: a costly emerald bracelet; costly medical care.
- resulting in great expense: The upkeep of such a large house is costly.
- resulting in great detriment: It was a costly mistake because no one ever trusted him again.
- of great value; very valuable; sumptuous.
- lavish; extravagant.
- costly (Thesaurus)