Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of inestimable worth; invaluable.
  • adj. Highly amusing, absurd, or odd: a priceless remark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. So precious as not to be sold at any price.
  • adj. Treasured; held in high regard.
  • adj. Hilariously amusing.
  • adj. Of no value; worthless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too valuable to admit of being appraised; of inestimable worth; invaluable.
  • adj. Of no value; worthless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Too valuable to be priced; beyond price; invaluable.
  • Without value; worthless or unsalable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth

Etymologies

price +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gentry said in an email to Delahanty last week that it cost about $182 to reunite Hensley with his family, which she called "priceless."

    Proposal aimed at chronic panhandlers

  • These all contain priceless works of art which might, at the very least be sold to provide resources for rebuilding the country even if they did not want to preserve the collections for posterity.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Gentlemen’s Club.

  • The Saab has paid me back already in priceless memories.

    I Love Her, but She May Be Too Expensive

  • I obtain priceless info each time I read any of those blogs ...

    Interview Thursday: She is Awesome

  • To the poles were suspended suit after suit of magnificent buckskin, leggings, shirts, moccasins, all beaded and embroidered in priceless richness, fire bags, tobacco pouches, beaded gun cases, and rabbit robes.

    The Shagganappi

  • We may have needed this last great sacrifice, to lead us to feel how sacred, how priceless, is the freedom of a land; how dearly bought are the principles of national integrity and virtue.

    A Discourse Occasioned by the Death of Abraham Lincoln

  • He did not possess a particle of that mysterious, yet in his calling priceless, gift termed magnetism for the lack of a better definition.

    Miss Lou

  • The word priceless has been raped, sure, but if he and the other would-be attendees had the dough, anyone with a ticket could name their price.

    Metro Times

  • ADVERTISEMENT many of them emotionally "priceless" - the rest of their possessions had to be left behind as the fire alarm sounded and smoke began to fill the venue.

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  • What’s priceless is how many scoundrels wrap themselves in the flag.

    mjh's blog — 2005 — September

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