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precious

US [ˈpreʃəs]
UK ['preʃəs]
  • adj.珍奇的;珍稀的;宝贵的;珍贵的
  • n.可爱的人;【女名】女子名
  • adv.强调极少或太少
  • Web珍爱人生;贵重的;宝贝
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adj.
1.
珍奇的;珍稀的rare and worth a lot of money
a precious vase
稀世花瓶
The crown was set with precious jewels─diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
王冠上镶嵌着稀世宝石,有钻石、红宝石和绿宝石。
2.
宝贵的;珍贵的valuable or important and not to be wasted
Clean water is a precious commodity in that part of the world.
在世界的那个地方,洁净的水是宝贵的东西。
You're wasting precious time!
你在浪费宝贵的时间!
3.
受珍爱的;被珍惜的loved or valued very much
precious memories/possessions
珍贵的回忆╱财物
4.
[obn]
(informal)
(表示气愤)宝贝似的used to show you are angry that another person thinks sth is very important
I didn't touch your precious car!
我没碰你那辆宝贝车!
5.
道貌岸然的;矫揉造作的very formal, exaggerated and not natural in what you say and do
adv.
1.
(informal)
~ little/few
(强调极少或太少)used to emphasize the fact that there is very little of sth or that there are very few of sth
There's precious little to do in this town.
这个镇上没有多少可做的事。

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