Definition of Precieux

1. excessively refined [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precieux

prechewed
prechewing
prechews
prechill
prechilled
prechilling
prechills
prechlorination
prechoose
prechooses
prechoosing
prechordal
prechose
prechosen
precieuse
precieux (current term)
precinct
precinct committeeman
precinct committeemen
precincts
precinema
preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses

Literary usage of Precieux

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1. A Literary History of France by Emile Faguet (1907)
"CHAPTER VI THE POETS FROM 1630-1660; "precieux" AND BURLESQUE POETS THE poets from ... They were called by the name of precious (precieux), and burlesque. ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1907)
"If we analyse one by one the artifices of the precieux style ... What the burlesques deform to make us laugh, the precieux bedeck to excite our admiration. ..."

3. The Quebec Law Index Embracing All the Legislation of the Province of Quebec by Harris Harding Bligh (1898)
"... Oblats,—Portuguese Jews of Montreal,—Preaching Friars,—precieux Sang de Notre- Dame de Grace,—precieux Sang des Trois-Rivières,—precieux Sang, ..."

4. Initiation Into Literature by Emile Faguet (1914)
"precieux and Burlesques.—Then succeeded the precieux and the burlesques, who resembled each other, the precieux seeking wit and believing that all literary ..."

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