Definition of Preciousness

1. Noun. The quality possessed by something with a great price or value.

Exact synonyms: Costliness, Dearness
Generic synonyms: Expensiveness
Derivative terms: Costly, Dear, Precious



2. Noun. The positive quality of being precious and beyond value.
Exact synonyms: Invaluableness, Pricelessness, Valuableness
Generic synonyms: Value
Specialized synonyms: Gold
Derivative terms: Invaluable, Precious, Priceless, Valuable, Valuable

3. Noun. The quality of being fastidious or excessively refined.
Exact synonyms: Preciosity
Generic synonyms: Affectedness
Derivative terms: Precious, Precious

Definition of Preciousness

1. n. The quality or state of being precious; costliness; dearness.

Definition of Preciousness

1. Noun. The condition of being precious; costliness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preciousness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preciousness

precinct
precinct committeeman
precinct committeemen
precincts
precinema
preciosities
preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses
preciously
preciousness (current term)
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice
precipices
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies
precipitancy

Literary usage of Preciousness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher: In Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher, Truman Jeremiah Ellinwood (1869)
"The idea of preciousness is primarily a commercial idea, and, like most of the ... Therefore preciousness carries the intrinsic value, either in its use, ..."

2. The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Beecher, Henry Ward (1871)
"The idea of preciousness is primarily a commercial idea, and, like most of the ... Therefore preciousness carries the intrinsic value, either in its use, ..."

3. Plymouth Pulpit: The Sermons of Henry Ward Beecher, in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn by Henry Ward Beecher, Truman Jeremiah Ellinwood (1869)
"The idea of preciousness is primarily a commercial idea, and, like most of the ... Therefore preciousness carries the intrinsic value, either in its use, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"Whether we get much deeper into the secrets of art-magic, or account for the sense of preciousness that some paintings diffuse, much better on Mr. ..."

5. The Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of by Ralph Barton Perry (1918)
"I. THE preciousness OF THE INDIVIDUAL The pluralist, as we have seen, does not merely accept manyness and diversity as a fact, but he glories in it. ..."

6. Persian Literature: Comprising the Sháh Námeh, the Rubáiyát, the Divan and by Firdawsī, Omar Khayyam, Edward FitzGerald, Ḥāfiẓ, Saʻdī (1900)
"CHAPTER III On the preciousness of Contentment \ MENDICANT from the west of Africa had taken his /-\ station amidst a group of shopkeepers at Aleppo, ..."

7. Prayers from Plymouth Pulpit by Henry Ward Beecher (1887)
"preciousness OF THE SANCTUARY. Sabbath Morning. INVOCATION. : thank thee, our Father, that we are gathered from so many places by thy kind providence to ..."

8. Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged by Walter Baxendale (1888)
"CHRIST, preciousness of. A beautiful answer was once given by a little girl in one of the London Homes for the Destitute. The question was asked why Jesus ..."

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