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1. precious

adjective. ['ˈprɛʃəs'] characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for.

Synonyms

  • wanted
  • cherished
  • treasured

Antonyms

  • undesirable
  • maladroit
  • sincere
  • ingenuous

Etymology

  • precious (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • precios (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Precious

  • ambitious
  • anxious
  • anxious
  • atrocious
  • audacious
  • auspicious
  • capacious
  • capricious
  • cautious
  • ceraceous
  • conscientious
  • conscious
  • contentious
  • crustaceous
  • delicious
  • efficacious
  • expeditious
  • facetious
  • factitious
  • fallacious

Example sentences of the word precious


1. Adjective
A gift is only as precious as the box it comes in.

Quotes containing the word precious


1. Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

2. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
- Marcus Aurelius

3. We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

2. precious

adjective. ['ˈprɛʃəs'] of high worth or cost.

Antonyms

  • unattractive

Etymology

  • precious (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • precios (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. precious

adjective. ['ˈprɛʃəs'] held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature.

Synonyms

  • worthy

Antonyms

  • qualitative
  • unworthiness

Etymology

  • precious (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • precios (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. precious

adjective. ['ˈprɛʃəs'] obviously contrived to charm.

Synonyms

  • cute

Antonyms

  • unwanted
  • unwelcome

Etymology

  • precious (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • precios (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. precious

adverb. ['ˈprɛʃəs'] extremely.

Antonyms

  • dishonorable

Etymology

  • precious (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • precios (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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