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Synonyms for precious
ˈprɛʃ əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cherished, precious, treasured, wanted(adj)

    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. precious(adj)

    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, precious(adj)

    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, precious(adverb)

    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, preciously(adverb)

    extremely

    "there is precious little time left"

    Synonyms:
    preciously

    Antonyms:
    unworthy, worthless, unloved, artless

Wiktionary

  1. precious(adjective)

    of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such

    There is precious little we can do.

    Synonyms:
    dear, valuable

  2. precious(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    costly, of great price

  2. precious(a.)

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

  3. precious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. precious(a)

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

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How to use precious in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Schneider:

    We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us

  2. Brianna Vorhees:

    I lost my precious golden retriever Loki to lymphoma last year at 4 years old, so I had a heart for golden retrievers to begin with.

  3. Charlton Heston:

    Mainstream America is depending on you - counting on you - to draw your sword and fight for them. These people have precious little time or resources to battle misguided Cinderella attitudes, the fringe propaganda of the homosexual coalition, the feminists who preach that it's a divine duty for women to hate men, blacks who raise a militant fist with one hand, while they seek preference with the other.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    1. Never compare your life with someone else's life. For, you have no idea what he or she does secretly i.e. behind your back. 2. Don't have negative thoughts over things that you can't control. And refuse to bear grudges against anyone right here or out there. In otherwords, forgive all things and everyone. 3. Never over do anything, have a limit and keep to it. 4. Don't take yourself and life so seriously. For, you ought not to do that. I mean, disregard/overlook somethings sometimes. 5. Never waste your precious energy/time on gossip or habits like that. Rather, utilize/maximize your God-given energy and time. 6. Dream big, be a visionary and dare to pursue your dream and vision unyieldinly until you realize them. 7. Listen up, envy is a waste of time. Yes! you already have all you need presently to survive. Any other thing which you think that you need to live comfortably will be given unto you by God in due course i.e. at the right and proper time. 8. Emancipate yourself from the issues of the past. I mean, stop living in your past life and mistakes . For, living in your past is most likely to ruin your present happiness and future success. 9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. So, don't hate anyone. Do love all and sundry as much as you can. 10. Strive to live in peace with everyone. For, peace is better off than war or conflict. 11. In case you don't know, no one else is responsible for your happiness except your own self. Yes! you heard me right. So, always be happy and never sad. 12. You've got to realize that life is a school and you are meant to learn daily. Moreover, challenges are simply part of life. They do appear just for awhile and then fade away like flowers. Thus, never mind your challenges. 13. Always smile, laugh and share all you have with someone else/others. Beause, you've got to be doing that. Never forget, givers never lack. 14. Conclusively, dare to believe in God almighty and do believe he can do all things. Besides, believe in your own self i.e. be self confident. For, it is expected of you. That's just a piece of advice and words of encouragement for you.

  5. Noel Duan:

    In imperial China, only the emperor was allowed to wear yellow, yellow was the most precious color, the most noble color.

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