English adjective: precious
|1.||precious characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for|
|Samples||A cherished friend.|
Children are precious.
A treasured heirloom.
So good to feel wanted.
|Synonyms||cherished, treasured, wanted|
|2.||precious of high worth or cost|
|Samples||Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones.|
|3.||precious held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature|
|Samples||A valued friend.|
|4.||precious obviously contrived to charm|
|Samples||An insufferably precious performance.|
A child with intolerably cute mannerisms.
English adverb: precious
|Samples||There is precious little time left.|
|Domain usage||intensifier, intensive|