We usually use the adjective 'cheap' to say that something costs less money than we expected.
Cheap can suggest that something is poor quality. To avoid the negative connotation of this word, we can use other adjectives when we talk about products and services that cost little money.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use 6 different adjectives that can replace the word 'cheap'.
Let's look at the example sentences below.
LOW (meaning: not costing a lot of money)
We use 'low' to talk about prices, rents, and fees.
REASONABLE (meaning: not too expensive)
When a price is 'reasonable', it seems fair – neither cheap nor expensive.
INEXPENSIVE (rather formal) (meaning: cheap; doesn't cost a lot of money)
When we say that something is 'inexpensive', we actually mean it's good value for its price.
AFFORDABLE (meaning: not expensive)
When something is 'affordable', it is cheap enough for most people to be able to buy.
COMPETITIVE (meaning: not expensive to make, buy, or use)
Competitive prices and rates are as low as those charged by other shops and companies.
ECONOMICAL (meaning: cheap because you do not need to use a lot of money)
We use 'economical' when something doesn't cost much money.
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