Meaning of CHEAP in English

adj. Function: adjective

1 costing little FF1C; produce is usually cheaper in summer FF1E;

Synonyms: inexpensive, low, low-cost, low-priced, popular, reasonable, uncostly, undear

Related Words: bargain-basement, bargain-counter, cut-rate, reduced; dirt-cheap

Contrasted Words: dear, high, high-priced

Antonyms: costly, expensive

2 of inferior quality FF1C; cheap furniture is never a bargain FF1E;

Synonyms: base, cheesy, common, mean, ||ornery, paltry, poor, rubbishing, rubbishly, rubbishy, shoddy, sleazy, tatty, trashy, trumpery; compare INFERIOR 2

Related Words: cheap-jack, valueless, worthless; flashy, garish, meretricious, tawdry; brummagem, fake, phony, sham; bad, rotten, terrible

Contrasted Words: capital, excellent, fine, good; first-class, first-rate, high-class, high-grade, superior, tip-top, top-notch

Antonyms: precious


Synonyms: CONTEMPTIBLE , beggarly, despicable, despisable, mean, pitiable, pitiful, scurvy, shabby, sorry

Related Words: wrong; base, low, vile; measly, paltry, petty, trifling

Antonyms: noble


Synonyms: STINGY , cheeseparing, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, scrimy, tight, tightfisted

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