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precious



I - adjective
1. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for (Freq. 7)
- a cherished friend
- children are precious
- a treasured heirloom
- so good to feel wanted
Syn:
cherished, treasured, wanted
Similar to:
loved
Derivationally related forms:
preciousness
2. of high worth or cost (Freq. 3)
- diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones
Similar to:
valuable
Derivationally related forms:
preciousness
3. held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature
- a valued friend
- precious memories
Syn:
valued
Similar to:
worthy
4. obviously contrived to charm
- an insufferably precious performance
- a child with intolerably cute mannerisms
Syn:
cute
Similar to:
artful
Derivationally related forms:
preciousness, preciosity

II - adverb
extremely
- there is precious little time left
Syn:
preciously
Usage Domain:
intensifier, intensive

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