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precious

1. adjective loved, valued2. adjective valuable3. adjective expressing anger4. adjective conceited, self-obsessed5. adjective flagrant6. noun term of endearment
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1 adjective loved, valuedmuirneach adj1a precious memory dilchuimhne, cuimhne gheanúilthat's my precious daughter sin í m'iníon mhuirneach, sin í m'iníon a bhfuil grá mo chroí agam dithis photo is very precious to me is mór agam an grianghraf seo, tá an grianghraf seo an-tábhachtach dom 2 adjective valuableluachmhar adj1  c m ua precious vase vása luachmhar, vása ar fiú mórán éwater is very precious tá an t-uisce an-luachmhar
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3 adjective expressing angeryourself and your precious son! tú féin agus do mhaicín muirneach!, tú féin agus do pheata mic!, tú féin agus do pheata de mhac! 4 adjective pejorative conceited, self-obsessedpostúil adj2  c m umórchúiseach adj1  c m uleitheadach adj1  c m uthese precious footballers are very conceited tá na peileadóirí seo an-phostúil, diabhal aithne ar na peileadóirí postúla seo nach iad féin a rug iad féinshe's very precious about her work tá go leor mór is fiú ag baint léi faoina cuid oibre, bíonn go leor éirí in airde fúithi faoina cuid oibre 5 adjective flagrantcruthanta adj3amach is amachiontach adj1  c m uwhat a precious rogue! a leithéid de rógaire cruthanta! 6 noun term of endearmentgrá geal  c m umuirnín masc4  c m ustór masc1  c m utaisce fem4  c m umy precious! a stór!, a thaisce!
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precious little

(also

precious few

) he's left with precious little choice is fánach an rogha atá aige, is beag rogha atá aige, ní fiú faic a bhfuil de rogha aige