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Precious

Pre´cious
a.1.Of great price; costly; as, a precious stone.
2.Of great value or worth; very valuable; highly esteemed; dear; beloved; as, precious recollections.
She is more precious than rules.
- Prov. iii. 15.
3.Particular; fastidious; overnice; overrefined. Cf. Précieuse, Preciosity.
Lest that precious folk be with me wroth.
- Chaucer.
Elaborate embroidery of precious language.
- Saintsbury.
Precious metals
the uncommon and highly valuable metals, esp. gold and silver.
Precious stones
gems; jewels.
Adj.1.precious - characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
2.precious - of high worth or cost; "diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"
3.precious - obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
Synonyms: cute
Adv.1.precious - extremely; "there is precious little time left"
Synonyms: preciously
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