precious

To call something precious is to describe it as highly valued. Think of a gemstone when you call your baby sister precious.

Diamonds, emeralds and rubies are all precious stones and gold and silver are precious metals. If it is something valuable and treasured, it can be called precious too. Fresh water is a precious resource especially in desert countries. Many precious books and painting have been destroyed through fire and war. On a more personal note, guard your memories as they will always be precious to you.

Definitions of precious
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adj of high worth or cost

“diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones”
Synonyms:
valuable
having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

adj held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

precious memories”
Synonyms:
valued
worthy
having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

adj characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

“children are precious
Synonyms:
cherished, treasured, wanted
loved
held dear

adj obviously contrived to charm

“an insufferably precious performance”
Synonyms:
cute
artful
marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

adv extremely

“there is precious little time left”
Synonyms:
preciously

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