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English adjective: cheap

1. cheap relatively low in price or charging low prices

SamplesIt would have been cheap at twice the price.
Inexpensive family restaurants.


Similaraffordable, bargain-priced, catchpenny, cut-price, cut-rate, dirt cheap, low-budget, low-cost, low-priced, nickel-and-dime, sixpenny, threepenny, tuppeny, two-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny


2. cheap tastelessly showy

SamplesA flash car.
A flashy ring.
Garish colors.
A gaudy costume.
Loud sport shirts.
A meretricious yet stylish book.
Tawdry ornaments.

Synonymsbrassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy



3. cheap of very poor quality; flimsy

Synonymsbum, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny


Domain usagecolloquialism


4. cheap embarrassingly stingy

Synonymschinchy, chintzy

Similarstingy, ungenerous


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