Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 815. Cheapness.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
4. Monetary Relations
815. Cheapness.
NOUN:CHEAPNESS, low price; depreciation; bargain, bon marché [F.]; good penny &c. -worth; drug in the market.
  [ABSENCE OF CHARGE] gratuity; free -quarters, - seats, -admission; free lunch; run of one’s teeth [slang]; nominal price, peppercorn rent; labor of love.
  DEADHEAD [colloq.], dead beat [slang], beat [slang], sponger.
VERB:BE CHEAP &c. adj.; cost little; come down -, fall- in price; be marked down.
  buy for a mere nothing, buy at a bargain, buy dirt-cheap, buy for an old song; have one’s money’s worth; beat down, cheapen.
ADJECTIVE:CHEAP; low, - priced; moderate, reasonable; inexpensive or unexpensive; well -, worth the money; magnifique et pas cher [F.]; good -, cheap- at the price; dirt-cheap, dog-cheap; cheap as dirt, cheap and nasty [colloq.]; peppercorn; catchpenny.
  REDUCED, half-price, depreciated, shopworn, marked down, unsalable.
  GRATUITOUS, gratis, free, for nothing; costless, expenseless; without charge, not charged, untaxed; scot-free, shot-free, rent-free; free of -cost, - expense; complimentary, honorary, unbought, unpaid for.
ADVERB:AT A BARGAIN, for a mere song; at cost price, at prime cost, at a reduction; on the cheap [colloq., Eng.]; bon marché or à bon marché [F.].
  1. Ill ware is never cheap.—Herbert
  2. Cheapest is the dearest.—proverb



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