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Synonyms Dictionary

refinement, excessive refinement, fastidiousness, finickiness; preciousness, meticulosity, meticulousness; Sl.

cutesiness, daintiness, effeminacy, effeteness; primness, prudishness, prudery, Inf.tightness; overniceness, floweriness, pretension, pretentiousness; affectedness, affectation, unnaturalness, studiedness, artificiality, conceit.

precious, adj.1. valuable, costly, high-priced, of high price; expensive, rich, sumptuous, beyond price, priceless; premium, fine, superfine, exquisite, dainty; rare, select, elite, superior, superlative, supreme, prize; extraordinary, special, uncommon, scarce.
2. estimable, highly esteemed, time-honored, venerable, worshipped; admirable, commendable, worthy of respect; revered, venerated, idolized; held dear, guarded, kept,
Inf.keepsake, preserved, memorable, nurtured, Inf.hugged to one's bosom; dear, beloved, cherished, darling; valued, prized, favorite, favored, pet.
3. flagrant, gross, blatant, arrant, sheer, perfect; utter, downright, consummate, complete, pure, unadulterated; unqualified, clear, unquestioned; absolute, positive, utmost, unequivocal, unconditional; thundering, ful'-scale, glaring, screaming.
4.
Informal,

beautiful, wonderful, great; terrific, perfect, handsome, pretty.
5.
(of style, manner, etc.)

overrefined, overwrought, Sl.

cutesy, Brit. Sl.

twee; overnice, flowery, pretentious, affected, unnatural, studied, artificial; finicky, meticulous, dainty, effeminate, effete, prim, prudish, Inf.tight, Inf.uptight.
6. important, irreplaceable, irretrievable; necessary, requisite, required, essential; wanted, needed, in demand, vital, indispensable.
-n. 7. darling, dearly beloved, sweetheart, lover, mistress;
Inf.heart's desire, truelove, ladylove; sweet, honey, jewel, favorite, apple of one's eye.

-adv.

8. Informal,

extremely, very, exceptionally, extraordinarily, unusually, uncommonly, abnormally; remarkably, notably, damned, danged, U.S. Inf. darned, Sl.

hell of a, exceedingly, excessively, inordinately, disproportionately.

precipice, n.cliff, bluff, crag, steep, Chiefly Scot. linn; incline, rocky eminence, palisades, palisado, scarp, escarpment, rocky headland, tor; promontory, ridge, edge of a canyon orcrevasse.

precipitancy, n.1. swiftness, fleetness, speed, quickness; dispatch, rapidity, hurriedness, expedition, expeditiousness; velocity, acceleration, celerity; instantaneousness, immediateness, urgency, promptness, promptitude; briskness, abruptness, smartness, suddenness.
2. hurry, rush, hustle, bustle, dash, scurry, scramble, helter-skelter, hurry-scurry, pell-mell,
Archaic, harum-scarum; hastiness, impetuosity, rashness, recklessness, foolhardiness; prematurity, untimeliness, precocity, inopportuneness, inopportunity, inexpedience; impulsiveness, unrestraint, carelessness, heedlessness, thoughtfulness, imprudence, incautiousness; folly, gamble, leap in the dark, bungle, blunder, plunge, blind bargain; audacity, temerity, overconfidence, presumption.

precipitate, v. 1. accelerate, quicken, push forward, advance, hasten; stimulate, arouse, trigger, rouse, animate, vivify, bestir; instigate, motivate, inspire, exhort, excite, provoke, incite; press, prod, shove, jog, move, drive on, urge on, egg on, hound on, goad, whip, flog, prick; boost, prompt, thrust, impel, give an impetus to; hurry on, dispatch, expedite, facilitate; aid, assist, help.
2. throw, hurl headlong, cast headlong, fling; heave, project, jaculate, propel; chuck, pitch, shy; discharge, shoot, launch, let fly, send forth.

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