Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for:
— Children are precious.
Roget 814: dear; high, high priced; of great price, expensive, costly, precious; worth a Jew's eye†, dear bought. at a premium. not to be had, not to be had for love or money; beyond price, above price, ... show more
Of high worth or cost.
Polish: cenny, kosztowny
Held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature:
— Precious memories.
Obviously contrived to charm:
— An insufferably precious performance.
— There is precious little time left.
Moby thesaurus: Gongoresque, Gongoristic, Marinistic, absolute, admired, adored, affected, alembicated, angel, arrant, artful, artificial, babe, baby, baby-doll, beloved, beyond price, buttercup, cherished, cherub ... show more.
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