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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. Teresa of Ávila:

    We know only that we are living in these bodies and have a vague idea, because we have heard it, and because our faith tells us so, that we possess souls. As to what good qualities there may be in our souls, or who dwells within them, or how precious they are, those are things which seldom consider and so we trouble little about carefully preserving the soul's beauty.

  2. Vladimir Lenin:

    It is true that liberty is precious. So precious that it must be rationed.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Some take a few seconds to understand the values of life and some take the entire values to understand the seconds of life. But, a large group people stranded in between these two poles just keep groping to understand or appreciate the human values and precious seconds of beautiful life.

  4. Ashley Campbell:

    It was such precious time.

  5. Terry Pratchett:

    I would like to die peacefully with Thomas Tallis on my iPod before the disease takes me over and I hope that will not be for quite some time to come, because if I knew that I could die at any time I wanted, then suddenly every day would be as precious as a million pounds, if I knew that I could die, I would live. My life, my death, my choice.


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