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precious

pre·cious

precious

 
 
pronunciation:
pre shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of great worth or value.
Gold is a precious metal.
synonyms:
costly, expensive, valuable
antonyms:
worthless
similar words:
dear, golden, invaluable, priceless, rare, rich
definition 2: loved or dear to a person.
Miss Marker's pet poodle is very precious to her.
synonyms:
cherished, darling, dear
similar words:
favorite, pet, treasured
derivations: preciously (adv.), preciousness (n.)
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