HyperDic: precious

English > 5 senses of the word precious:
ADJECTIVEallprecious, cherished, treasured, wantedcharacterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
allpreciousof high worth or cost
allprecious, valuedheld in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature
allprecious, cuteobviously contrived to charm
ADVERBallprecious, preciouslyextremely
precious > pronunciation
Soundspreh'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > precious: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by feeling or showing fond affection for.
Example "children are precious"
Synonymscherished, treasured, wanted
BroaderlovedHeld dear
Spanishapreciado, entrañable, querido
Nounspreciousnessthe positive quality of being precious and beyond value
English > precious: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf high worth or cost.
Example"diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"
BroadervaluableHaving great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
Spanishprecioso
Catalanpreciós
Nounspreciousnessthe quality possessed by something with a great price / price or value
English > precious: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHeld in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature.
Example "precious memories"
Synonymvalued
BroaderworthyHaving worth or merit or value
Spanishapreciado, estimado
English > precious: 5 senses > adjective 4
Meaningobviously contrived to charm.
Example"an insufferably precious performance"
Synonymcute
Broaderartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Spanishmono, precioso, rico
Catalanbufó, galanxó, preciós
Nounspreciosity, preciousnessthe quality of being fastidious or excessively refined
English > precious: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningExtremely.
Example"there is precious little time left"
Synonympreciously
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies

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