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gem

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gem

  1. 1 a usually valuable stone cut and polished for ornament <a ring set with diamonds and other precious gems> Synonyms brilliant, gemstone, jewel, rock [slang] Related Words bauble, bijou, trinket; birthstone; baguette, cabochon, cameo, scarab, solitaire, teardrop; paste, rhinestone, zircon; crown jewels, jewelry Near Antonyms rough

  2. 2 someone or something unusually desirable <that new car is a real gem> <she's dating a real gem these days> Synonyms catch, prize, jewel, pearl, plum, treasureRelated Words blessing, find, godsend, goody (or goodie), valuable, windfall; booty, loot, plunder, spoil, swag; brass ring; glory, pride; gold, jackpot, prize money, treasure troveNear Antonyms lemon, loser




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