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Cheap

Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. Cheapness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Cheapness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems cheap to one person may seem expensive to another. Cheapness may, but does not always, indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

cheap

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price below what is expected given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Determining whether a security is cheap is a subjective judgment. Compare expensive.
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The iconic Revisionist leader said: "The blackest of all characteristics is the tradition of the cheapness of Jewish blood, on the shedding of which there is no prohibition and for which you do not pay.
Tokyo stocks' cheapness has become much clearer, but that alone will not be enough to turn the market bullish and their rebounds will be limited unless there are positive signs regarding the outlook for the global economy, brokers said.
That he did not buy a new Packard, let alone a new Mercedes, makes him chronically vulnerable to sharp verbal attack about his stinginess and overall cheapness.
The dependence of Ireland's consumers and businesses on UK food and drink, the relative cheapness of UK food against Irish brands and the growing Irish population are all factors behind the continued growth in exports," said the FDF.
We also love the cheapness and cheeriness of Original Source, especially their Winter shower gel, with revitalising almond and black cherry.
Under Thatcher the principles of privatisation were cheapness and efficiency for its customers.
Apart from the cheapness it oozed from every pore, why did they resuscitate a criminally unpopular programme full of forgotten pop relics singing opera badly?
That cheapness ended in December as subsidies were lifted.
In all my writing about the meat industry, the main theme is the destructive power of consolidation in a market geared to cheapness.
The appeal to many couples of travelling abroad is the relative cheapness of a cycle of treatment.
The mentality of cheapness has existed, I believe, since after the First World War and resumed after WWII.
The cheapness of his overs as well was very important.