AskDefine | Define cheapness

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1 a price below the standard price [syn: bargain rate, cut rate, cut price]
2 tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar [syn: tackiness, tat, sleaze]

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  1. The state of being cheap


  • 1800 Edmond Malone - The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden
    Her mother, in 1684, retiring with'her daughter, for cheapness, to some place in Surrey, (she does not tell us where,) became acquainted with Dr. Glisson, ...
  • 2004 James Keith Elliott - The Collected Biblical Writings of T.C. Skeat
    He was also interested in the cost of book production, as can be seen in his article on the cheapness of papyrus as a writing material
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