preciousness

  • 1 Preciousness — Pre cious*ness, n. The quality or state of being precious; costliness; dearness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 preciousness — index bombast Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 preciousness — preciosity, preciousness Preciosity is now virtually restricted to the meaning ‘over refinement in art or language, especially in the choice of words’, leaving preciousness as the noun corresponding to the general meanings of precious …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 preciousness — precious ► ADJECTIVE 1) having great value. 2) greatly loved or treasured. 3) ironic considerable: a precious lot you know! 4) derogatory affectedly concerned with elegant or refined language or manners. ● precious little (or few) Cf. ↑precious… …

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  • 5 preciousness — noun see precious I …

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  • 6 preciousness — See preciously. * * * …

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  • 7 preciousness — noun The condition of being precious; costliness …

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  • 8 preciousness — pre·cious·ness || preʃəsnɪs n. expensiveness; pricelessness, being of an extremely high value; extreme fastidiousness, excessive fussiness …

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  • 9 preciousness — pre·cious·ness …

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  • 10 preciousness — UK [ˈpreʃəsnəs] / US noun [uncountable] a way of speaking that does not sound natural because the person speaking is trying too hard to sound perfect …

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  • 11 preciousness — noun 1. the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑costliness, ↑dearness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious, ↑dear (for: ↑dearness), ↑costly …

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  • 12 Abbas Kiarostami — Infobox actor name = عباس کیارستمی Abbās Kiyārostamī caption = birthname = Abbas Kiarostami birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1940|06|22 location = Tehran, Iran yearsactive = 1962 present cesarawards = baftaawards = awards = Cannes Film… …

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  • 13 Cinematic style of Abbas Kiarostami — Kiarostami in 10 on Ten, looking back on his film making techniques Abbas Kiarostami is known for his characteristic use of techniques and themes that are instantly recognizable in his films, from the use of child protagonists, to stories that… …

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  • 14 preciosity — preciosity, preciousness Preciosity is now virtually restricted to the meaning ‘over refinement in art or language, especially in the choice of words’, leaving preciousness as the noun corresponding to the general meanings of precious …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 costliness — noun the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑dearness, ↑preciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious (for: ↑preciousness), ↑dear (for: ↑ …

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  • 16 dearness — noun the quality possessed by something with a great price or value • Syn: ↑costliness, ↑preciousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precious (for: ↑preciousness), ↑dear, ↑costly …

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  • 17 invaluableness — noun the positive quality of being precious and beyond value • Syn: ↑preciousness, ↑pricelessness, ↑valuableness • Derivationally related forms: ↑valuable (for: ↑valuableness), ↑priceless …

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  • 18 pricelessness — noun the positive quality of being precious and beyond value • Syn: ↑invaluableness, ↑preciousness, ↑valuableness • Derivationally related forms: ↑valuable (for: ↑valuableness), ↑priceless …

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  • 19 valuableness — noun the positive quality of being precious and beyond value • Syn: ↑invaluableness, ↑preciousness, ↑pricelessness • Derivationally related forms: ↑valuable, ↑priceless (for: ↑pricelessness) …

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  • 20 Dearness — Dear ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of price. [1913 Webster] The dearness of corn. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness. [1913 Webster] The dearness of friendship. Bacon. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English