Synonyms of cheap in English:


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1‘the firm are offering cheap day trips to London’

inexpensive, low-priced, low-price, low-cost, economical, economic, competitive, affordable, reasonable, reasonably priced, moderately priced, keenly priced, budget, economy, cheap and cheerful, bargain, cut-rate, cut-price, half-price, sale-price, sale, reduced, on special offer, marked down, discounted, discount, rock-bottom, giveaway
informal bargain-basement, slashed, going for a song, dirt cheap
British informal bargainous


2‘the dashboard is plain without looking cheap’

poor-quality, second-rate, third-rate, substandard, low-grade, inferior, common, vulgar, shoddy, trashy, tawdry, tinny, brassy, worthless, meretricious, cheap and nasty, cheapjack, gimcrack, Brummagem, pinchbeck
informal cheapo, junky, tacky, kitsch, not up to much
British informal rubbish, rubbishy, naff, duff, ropy, grotty, twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal a dime a dozen, tinhorn, two-bit, dime-store
British vulgar slang crap, crappy
North American vulgar slang chickenshit
archaic trumpery


3‘I disliked this film and its cheap exploitation of suffering’

despicable, contemptible, low, base, immoral, unscrupulous, unprincipled, unsavoury, distasteful, unpleasant, mean, shabby, sordid, vulgar, tawdry, low-minded, dishonourable, discreditable, ignoble, sorry, shameful
British informal beastly
archaic scurvy


4‘he made me feel cheap’

ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated, mortified, abashed, debased, degraded

5‘he was so generous he made the other guests look cheap’

miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, Scrooge-like
British mean
Australian, New Zealand, Scottish miserable
informal tight-fisted, stingy, tight, mingy, money-grubbing, skinflinty
North American informal grabby
Australian informal hungry
British vulgar slang tight as a duck's arse, tight-arse, tight-arsed
North American vulgar slang tight-ass, tight-assed
archaic near, niggard