V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INTERSOCIAL VOLITION

IV. POSSESSIVE RELATIONS

4. Monetary Relations

Dearness.

[Antonyms: cheapness.]

[Nouns] dearness; high price, famine price, fancy price; overcharge; extravagance; exorbitance, extortion; heavy pull upon the purse.

[Verbs] be dear; cost much, cost a pretty penny; rise in price, look up.

overcharge, bleed, fleece, extort.

pay too much, pay through the nose, pay too dear for one's whistle.

[Adjectives] dear; high, high priced; of great price, expensive, costly, precious; dear bought; unreasonable, extravagant, exorbitant, extortionate.

at a premium.

not to be had, not to be had for love or money; beyond price, above price, priceless, of priceless value.

[Adverbs] dear, dearly; at great cost, heavy cost; a grands frais.

[Phrases] prices looking up; le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle [French]; le cout en ote le gout; vel prece vel pretio; too high a price to pay, not worth it.

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