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English adjective: precious

1. precious characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for


SamplesA cherished friend.
Children are precious.
A treasured heirloom.
So good to feel wanted.


Synonymscherished, treasured, wanted


Similarloved


Antonymsunloved

2. precious of high worth or cost


SamplesDiamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones.


Similarvaluable


Antonymsworthless

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


SamplesA valued friend.
Precious memories.


Synonymsvalued


Similarworthy


Antonymsunworthy

4. precious obviously contrived to charm


SamplesAn insufferably precious performance.
A child with intolerably cute mannerisms.


Synonymscute


Similarartful


Antonymsartless


English adverb: precious

1. precious extremely


SamplesThere is precious little time left.


Synonymspreciously


Domain usageintensifier, intensive









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