Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a costly manner; at a great price or expense.
  • Valuably; in a manner productive of worth; to good purpose.
  • Very much; exceedingly; extremely.
  • Fastidiously; scrupulously; with extreme care in matters of detail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a precious manner; expensively; extremely; dearly. Also used ironically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a precious manner.

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

  • adverb extremely

Etymologies

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precious +‎ -ly

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