cheap

Something cheap doesn't cost much money. But watch out, because cheap things are also often cheaply made.

When prices are low, they're cheap: that's a good thing. However, this word is often an insult. Hitting someone who isn't looking is a cheap shot. Things that aren't very well made and use low-quality materials are cheap. When someone — especially a woman — is dressed in a trashy way, people say "You look cheap!" And if you have a stingy Uncle Scrooge in your family, you can call him cheap or even a cheapskate.

Definitions of cheap
  1. adjective
    relatively low in price or charging low prices
    “it would have been cheap at twice the price”
    synonyms: inexpensive
    bargain-priced, cut-price, cut-rate
    costing less than standard price
    catchpenny
    designed to sell quickly without concern for quality
    dirt cheap
    very cheap
    low-budget
    made on or suited to a limited budget
    affordable, low-cost, low-priced
    that you have the financial means for
    nickel-and-dime
    low-paying
    sixpenny, threepenny, tuppeny, two-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny
    of trifling worth
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    Antonyms:
    expensive
    high in price or charging high prices
    big-ticket, high-ticket
    very expensive
    costly, dear, high-priced, pricey, pricy
    having a high price
    costly, dearly-won
    entailing great loss or sacrifice
    overpriced
    too costly for the value
    valuable
    having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
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  2. adjective
    of very poor quality; flimsy
    synonyms: bum, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny
    inferior
    of low or inferior quality
  3. adjective
    tastelessly showy
    synonyms: brassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
    tasteless
    lacking aesthetic or social taste
  4. adjective
    embarrassingly stingy
    synonyms: chinchy, chintzy
    stingy, ungenerous
    unwilling to spend
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