précieux

adjective
pré·​cieux | \ prā-ˈsyœ How to pronounce précieux (audio) \
variants: or précieuse \ prā-​ˈsyœz How to pronounce précieuse (audio) \

Definition of précieux

First Known Use of précieux

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for précieux

French précieux, masculine, & précieuse, feminine, literally, precious, from Middle French precios

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