valuable

Something that has worth is valuable. Often, valuable things are worth money, but a spy can provide valuable information that might save lives.

When you use this word as a noun — "Were any valuables taken during the robbery?" — you usually are referring to things that are worth money: jewelry, electronics, etc. As an adjective, the word covers more territory. A person can be a valuable addition to a team if she helps it win. The most valuable things in life have nothing to do with money: friends, family, good health. If it is something we want, need, or respect, then it is valuable.

Definitions of valuable
  1. adjective
    having worth or merit or value
    “a valuable friend”
    synonyms: worthful
    worthy
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
  2. adjective
    having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
    “a valuable diamond”
    Synonyms:
    expensive
    high in price or charging high prices
    important, of import
    of great significance or value
    blue-chip
    extremely valuable
    invaluable, priceless
    having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    precious
    of high worth or cost
    rich
    of great worth or quality
    semiprecious
    used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
    worth
    having a specified value
    worthy
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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    Antonyms:
    worthless
    lacking in usefulness or value
    chaffy
    value
    good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry
    without merit
    manky
    inferior and worthless
    negligible, paltry, trifling
    not worth considering
    nugatory
    of no real value
    otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    rubbishy, trashy
    cheap and inferior; of no value
    tinpot
    inferior (especially of a country's leadership)
    valueless
    of no value
    unworthy
    lacking in value or merit
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  3. noun
    something of value
    “all our valuables were stolen”
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    swag
    valuable goods
    precious metal
    any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
    bullion
    a mass of precious metal
    gold
    coins made of gold
    silver
    coins made of silver
    type of:
    hoarded wealth, treasure
    accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
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