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Expensive

Of or related to the high cost of a good, service, or security. Expensiveness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Expensiveness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems expensive to one person may not seem so to another. Expensiveness may be justified depending on the quality of the good, service, or security.

expensive

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price above what is expected, given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Deciding whether a security is expensive is a subjective judgment. Compare cheap.
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Even if actual total costs to consumers are unaffected, there are reasons to believe that replacing tipping with either higher service-inclusive menu prices or automatic service charges will increase perceptions of restaurant expensiveness and, thereby, reduce demand.
In Figure 3, the point of marginal cheapness and the point of marginal expensiveness are shown.
The bourse's price-earning ratio, a measure of expensiveness, was more than 12 times in the fourth week of April against 12.06 times in the comparable period of 2012.
The resolution says nothing about expensiveness of vehicles, it says only about engine volume.
expensiveness. Specialists say that over 70% of the whole car fleet of Armenia use natural gas as fuel.
There are many advantages of the conventional video phone [16], however, the disadvantages such as expensiveness, complex operations of dial up, and small screen lead it difficult for the older age groups to use.
The imperfections of LOX-based methods of L-lactate analysis are their expensiveness and interference at a high protein content in the analyzed samples [15].
But more recently, the proposition was extended to say "excellence = exclusivity = expensiveness." Thus many institutions intentionally reduced enrollment while aggressively increasing price, successfully creating higher brand value--and margins.
A government employ residing in a government quarter, on condition of not to be named, said that for increasing income the quarters were given on rent, as it was very expensiveness everywhere.
On the contrary, growth of expenses can frighten investors, which together with general market background, quotes' acceleration before the release of financial statements and relative expensiveness of the bank can logically stimulate profit taking.