price·​less | \ˈprīs-ləs \

Definition of priceless 

1a : having a value beyond any price : invaluable

b : costly because of rarity or quality : precious

2 : having worth in terms of other than market value

3 : delightfully amusing, odd, or absurd

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Other Words from priceless

pricelessly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for priceless


big-ticket, costly, dear, expensive, extravagant, high, high-end, high-ticket, precious, premium, pricey (also pricy), spendy [chiefly Northwest], ultraexpensive, valuable


cheap, inexpensive

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Examples of priceless in a Sentence

a priceless piece of information The look on his face was priceless.

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Being part of the Fashion East family means incredible support and opportunity; the chance to show in a professional environment and elevate your work is priceless. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Menswear’s New Guard Won’t Conform: Meet the Designers Shaking Up Fashion East This January," 13 Nov. 2018 This knowledge base is priceless and helps her clients. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor ‘fell in love’ with real estate industry," 8 July 2018 The pictures are priceless and perfect in every way. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Was Every Mom Running to Wrangle Her Kids at This Polo Event," 10 June 2018 The looks on the kids' faces is priceless and Durant's impact is incredible. Nihal Kolur,, "Watch: Kevin Durant Surprises Bay Area Students, Will Pay 1st Year College Tuition," 5 June 2018 Murray was at Xavier's win in January at Seton Hall, and Deadspin Tweeted his priceless reaction to J.P. Macura's impressive dunk. Dave Clark,, "How Bill Murray and Xavier University basketball are connected," 24 Jan. 2018 Some of the babies look around for guidance from their parents, who all seem to be laughing out loud at their children's priceless reactions. Kelly Potts, Woman's Day, "These Babies' Reactions to Tunnels Will Make Your Day," 30 Jan. 2015 Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the mansion was meticulously restored with original furnishings, artwork and priceless family heirlooms. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Days to Explore / Prairie du Chien," 13 Apr. 2018 While the tiara was a priceless heirloom, Kate's necklace actually retails for just $35.90 at Zara. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: Nelson Mandela Remembered, Channing Tatum Gets Schooled by a 2-Year-Old — and More," 6 Dec. 2013

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First Known Use of priceless

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of priceless was in 1594

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English Language Learners Definition of priceless

: extremely valuable or important

: very funny


price·​less | \ˈprīs-ləs \

Kids Definition of priceless

: more valuable than any amount of money : not to be bought for any amount of money

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