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Synonyms for precious
ˈprɛʃ əspre·cious

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Wiktionary

  1. preciousadjective

    of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such

    There is precious little we can do.

    Synonyms:
    dear, valuable

  2. preciousadjective

    contrived to be cute or charming

    Synonyms:
    saccharine, twee, syrupy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precious

    Unique is alone of its kind; rare is infrequent of its kind; great poems are rare; "Paradise Lost" is unique. To say of a thing that it is rare is simply to affirm that it is now seldom found, whether previously common or not; as, a rare old book; a rare word; to call a thing scarce implies that it was at some time more plenty, as when we say food or money is scarce. A particular fruit or coin may be rare; scarce applies to demand and use, and almost always to concrete things; to speak of virtue, genius, or heroism as scarce would be somewhat ludicrous. Rare has the added sense of precious, which is sometimes, but not necessarily, blended with that above given; as, a rare gem. Extraordinary, signifying greatly beyond the ordinary, is a neutral word, capable of a high and good sense or of an invidious, opprobrious, or contemptuous signification; as, extraordinary genius; extraordinary wickedness; an extraordinary assumption of power; extraordinary antics; an extraordinary statement is incredible without overwhelming proof.

    See synonyms for GENERAL; NORMAL; USUAL.

    Synonyms:
    curious, extraordinary, incomparable, infrequent, odd, peculiar, rare, remarkable, scarce, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unparalleled, unprecedented, unusual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precious

    Synonyms:
    dear, valuable, costly, cherished, treasured, beloved, estimable, of great value

    Antonyms:
    cheap, valueless, worthless, unvalued, disesteemed, unappreciated, vile

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cherished, precious, treasured, wantedadjective

    characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

    "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"

    Synonyms:
    wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    Antonyms:
    unloved, worthless, unworthy, artless

  2. preciousadjective

    of high worth or cost

    "diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"

    Synonyms:
    wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    Antonyms:
    worthless, unworthy, artless, unloved

  3. valued, preciousadjective

    held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

    "a valued friend"; "precious memories"

    Synonyms:
    wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    Antonyms:
    unloved, worthless, artless, unworthy

  4. cute, preciousadverb

    obviously contrived to charm

    "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"

    Synonyms:
    wanted, cute, treasured, cunning, valued, cherished

    Antonyms:
    unloved, artless, worthless, unworthy

  5. precious, preciouslyadverb

    extremely

    "there is precious little time left"

    Synonyms:
    preciously

    Antonyms:
    unworthy, worthless, unloved, artless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    costly, of great price

  2. preciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    very valuable, of great worth, of great value

  3. preciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    dear, beloved, darling, very estimable, highly esteemed or valued

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. preciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    costly, expensive, valuable, dear, beloved, adored, idolized

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How to use precious in a sentence?

  1. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin:

    It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.

  2. William E. Channing:

    It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.

  3. Lisa Hill:

    Day by day, I hope my message has resided through everyone— that just even more that it’s precious every amount of time you get with someone, no material item matters.

  4. Ashley Campbell:

    The main thing that I take away from the tour is not the stage time, but it's the time I got to spend with him on the bus and hotel rooms, especially knowing it was not going to last, it was such precious time.

  5. Marcus Aurelius:

    When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.


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