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.

Primary Meanings of cheap

1.
adj
relatively low in price or charging low prices
2.
adj
of very poor quality; flimsy
3.
adj
tastelessly showy
4.
adj
embarrassingly stingy
Full Definitions of cheap
1

adj 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
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

adj of very poor quality; flimsy

Synonyms:
bum, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny
inferior
of low or inferior quality
3

adj tastelessly showy

Synonyms:
brassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
tasteless
lacking aesthetic or social taste
4

adj embarrassingly stingy

Synonyms:
chinchy, chintzy
stingy, ungenerous
unwilling to spend

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