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1precious/ˈprɛʃəs/adjective
1precious
/ˈprɛʃəs/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRECIOUS  
[more precious; most precious]
: rare and worth a lot of money
◊ A precious metal is an expensive metal (such as gold) that is used especially for jewelry.
— see also semiprecious
: very valuable or important: too valuable or important to be wasted or used carelessly
: greatly loved, valued, or important
US, informal : having a very pleasing and usually youthful appearance or quality
: cute
formal + disapproving : having a too careful, precise, or polite quality that seems false or annoying

— preciously

adverb

— preciousness

noun,[noncount]
2precious/ˈprɛʃəs/adverb
2precious
/ˈprɛʃəs/
adverb
Learner's definition of PRECIOUS  
: very or extremely
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