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Definitions of precious:
  • adjective:   of high worth or cost
    Example: "Diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"
  • adjective:   characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
    Example: "Children are precious"
  • adjective:   obviously contrived to charm
    Example: "An insufferably precious performance"
  • adverb:   extremely
    Example: "There is precious little time left"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 20000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1413)

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