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- adj. precious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Precious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Costly; precious.
- Worthy of being loved; dearly beloved.
‘aftercomer’ for descendant; ‘greatdoingly’ for magnificently; ‘to afterthink’ (still in use in Lancashire) for to repent; ‘medeful’, which has given way to meritorious; ‘untellable’ for ineffable; ‘dearworth’ for precious; Chaucer has ‘forword’ for promise; Sir John Cheke
3.35.62: A dearworth dame, they thought theyr coomfort gone.