Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being cheap; lowness in price or value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lowness in price, considering the usual price, or real value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being cheap

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
  • noun a price below the standard price

Etymologies

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From cheap +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • Page 194: “In call new colones the great quantity of waste land, which can for many years be applied to no other purpose but the feeding of cattle, soon renders them extremely abundant, and in every thing great cheapness is the necessary consequence of great abundance.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Page 194: “In call new colones the great quantity of waste land, which can for many years be applied to no other purpose but the feeding of cattle, soon renders them extremely abundant, and in every thing great cheapness is the necessary consequence of great abundance.”

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • So while we strangle ourselves in search of short-term cheapness, the world is passing us by and then we rail against those who have cheated, obviously, because we are the rightful heirs to the throne of world domination.

    Lance Simmens: Cheap Thrills and National Security

  • So while we strangle ourselves in search of short-term cheapness, the world is passing us by and then we rail against those who have cheated, obviously, because we are the rightful heirs to the throne of world domination.

    Lance Simmens: Cheap Thrills and National Security

  • So while we strangle ourselves in search of short-term cheapness, the world is passing us by and then we rail against those who have cheated, obviously, because we are the rightful heirs to the throne of world domination.

    Lance Simmens: Cheap Thrills and National Security

  • So while we strangle ourselves in search of short-term cheapness, the world is passing us by and then we rail against those who have cheated, obviously, because we are the rightful heirs to the throne of world domination.

    Lance Simmens: Cheap Thrills and National Security

  • "The cheapness is an opportunity to buy," Mr. Orlando says.

    Shiny Newcomers Steal Glow From Old Tech

  • "The cheapness is an opportunity to buy," Mr. Orlando says.

    Shiny Newcomers Steal Glow From Old Tech

  • If we recall the cheapness of government securities under the Empire, and the liberality of Napoleon towards those of his faithful servants who knew how to ask for it, we can readily see that the Baron di Piombo must have been a man of stern integrity.

    The Vendetta

  • Apparently, it is cheap and the cheapness is the attraction.

    wilberteets Diary Entry

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