noun, plural pré·cieus·es [prey-see-oo z-iz; French prey-syœz] /ˌpreɪ siˈʊz ɪz; French preɪˈsyœz/.
Origin of précieuse
Examples from the Web for precieuse
There was Ninon; and there was Madame de Rambouillet; the one galante, the other precieuse.The Romance of Biography (Vol 2 of 2)|Anna Jameson
To be a precieuse was in itself an evidence of good conduct.
We find here the code which ruled the Hotel de Rambouillet, and the very well-defined character of the precieuse.