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précieux

[ prey-see-oo; French prey-syœ ]

adjective

  1. (of a man) overly fastidious or refined; precious; affected.


noun

, plural pré·cieux [prey-see-, ooz, p, r, ey-, syœ].
  1. an affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of précieux1

1890–95; < French; literally, precious

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Example Sentences

Exemple frappant du rle reserv dans nos guerres modernes ce precieux et fragile moyen de communication.

On devrait se garder de dposer ces choses-l sur des livres precieux.

There will be found anecdotes and memoirs, “rares et precieux” and above all truthful.

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précieuseprecinct