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valuable

val·u·a·ble

valuable

 
 
pronunciation:
vael y bl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having great material or monetary worth; expensive.
She hadn't realized that her antiques were so valuable until she had them appraised.
synonyms:
costly, dear, expensive, rich
antonyms:
cheap, valueless, worthless
similar words:
extravagant, fancy, lavish, precious, priceless
definition 2: having inherent merit or worth; useful; important.
Recognizing that she was a valuable employee, her boss offered her a raise.The police were able to get some valuable information from the eyewitness.
synonyms:
precious
antonyms:
good-for-nothing, pointless, useless, valueless, worthless
similar words:
good, important, invaluable, meritorious, prized, profitable, rich, serviceable, treasured, useful, worthwhile, worthy
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part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. pl.) an item of great monetary worth, such as a piece of jewelry.
He keeps his valuables in a safe at the bank.
similar words:
gem, jewel, treasure
derivations: valuably (adv.), valuableness (n.)
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