Definitions

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  • adj. Full of expense; costly; chargeable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Costly; expensive.

Etymologies

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expense +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Thus ended this month with very good content, but most expenseful to my purse on things of pleasure, having furnished my wife's closet and the best chamber, and a coach and horses, that ever

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I

  • Thus ended this month, with very good content, that hath been the most sad to my heart and the most expenseful to my purse on things of pleasure, having furnished my wife's closet and the best chamber, and a coach and horses, that ever I yet knew in the world: and do put me into the greatest condition of outward state that ever I was in, or hoped ever to be, or desired: and this at a time when we do daily expect great changes in this Office: and by all reports we must, all of us, turn out.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, November 1668

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