EXPENS'IVE, adjective Costly; requiring much expense; as an expensive dress or equipment; an expensive family. Vices are usually more expensive than virtues.
1. Given to expense; free in the use of money; extravagant; lavish; applied to persons. Of men, some are frugal and industrious; others, idle land expensive
2. Liberal; generous in the distribution of property.
This requires an active, expensive indefatigable goodness.