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Synonyms for preciousˈprɛʃ 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"

    precious, wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    unloved, worthless, unworthy, artless

  2. precious(adj)

    of high worth or cost

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

    wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    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"

    precious, wanted, cute, treasured, valued, cherished

    unloved, worthless, artless, unworthy

  4. cute, precious(adverb)

    obviously contrived to charm

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

    precious, wanted, cute, treasured, cunning, valued, cherished

    unloved, artless, worthless, unworthy

  5. precious, preciously(adverb)


    "there is precious little time left"

    precious, preciously

    unworthy, worthless, unloved, artless


  1. precious(adjective)

    of high value or worth, or seemingly regarded as such

    dear, valuable

  2. precious(adjective)

    contrived to be cute or charming

    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precious(a.)

    costly, of great price

  2. precious(a.)

    very valuable, of great worth, of great value

  3. precious(a.)

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

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