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Dictionary definition for: Precious

1. (s) characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend" "children are precious" "a treasured heirloom" "so good to feel wanted"

2. (r) extremely; "there is precious little time left"

3. (s) of high worth or cost; "diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones"

4. (s) obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance" "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"

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