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precious

adjective

1 precious

Characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for:
— Children are precious.

synonyms: cherished, treasured, wanted.

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

Roget 648: harmless, hurtless; unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive.    beneficial, valuable, of value; serviceable etc. (useful) 644; advantageous, ... show more

Roget 812a: valuable, estimable; worthwhile; worthy, full of worth.    precious (expensive) 814.   

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

Roget 897: loving etc. v.; fond of; taken with, struck with; smitten, bitten; attached to, wedded to; enamored; charmed etc. v.; ... show more



2 precious

Of high worth or cost.

Polish: cenny, kosztowny

3 precious

Held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature:
— Precious memories.

synonym: valued.

Polish: ceniony

4 precious

Obviously contrived to charm:
— An insufferably precious performance.

synonym: cute.

adverb

1 precious

Extremely:
— There is precious little time left.

synonym: preciously.


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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