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Precious meaning in English

Meaning of Precious in English

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Precious

see synonyms of precious

Adjective

1. cherished, precious, treasured, wanted

characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

Example Sentences:
'a cherished friend'
'children are precious'
'a treasured heirloom'
'so good to feel wanted'

2. precious

of high worth or cost

Example Sentences:
'diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones'

3. precious, valued

held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

Example Sentences:
'a valued friend'
'precious memories'

4. cute, precious

obviously contrived to charm

Example Sentences:
'an insufferably precious performance'
'a child with intolerably cute mannerisms'

Adverb

5. precious, preciously

extremely

Example Sentences:
'there is precious little time left'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Precious

see synonyms of precious
adjective
1. 
beloved; dear; cherished
2. 
very costly or valuable
3. 
held in high esteem, esp in moral or spiritual matters
4. 
very fastidious or affected, as in speech, manners, etc
5. informal
worthless
you and your precious ideas!
adverb
6. informal
(intensifier)
there's precious little left

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Precious

see synonyms of precious
adjective
1. 
of great price or value; costly
2. 
of great desirability; held in high esteem
precious rights
3. 
beloved; dear
4. 
very fastidious, overrefined, or affected, as in behavior, language, etc.
5. 
very great
a precious liar
adverb
6.  Informal
very

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Precious

see synonyms of precious
adj.
1. Of high cost or worth; valuable: precious jewels.
2. Highly esteemed; cherished: precious moments with the new baby.
3. Dear; beloved: a friend who is precious to me.
4. Affectedly dainty or overrefined: precious mannerisms.
5. Informal Thoroughgoing; unmitigated: a precious mess.
n.
One who is dear or beloved; a darling.
adv.
Used as an intensive: "He had precious little right to complain" (James Agee).

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