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[prey-see-oo; French prey-syœ]
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  1. (of a man) overly fastidious or refined; precious; affected.
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noun, plural pré·cieux [prey-see-oo z; French prey-syœ] /ˌpreɪ siˈʊz; French preɪˈsyœ/.
  1. an affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.
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Origin of précieux

1890–95; < French; literally, precious
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Related Words for precieux

affected, artful, artificial, chichi, choosy, dainty, delicate, fastidious, finicky, fragile, fussy, nice, ostentatious, particular, persnickety, pretentious, refined, showy, studied, la-di-da