[syn: preciosity, preciousness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Preciousness \Pre"cious*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being precious; costliness; dearness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the quality possessed by something with a great price or
value [syn: costliness, dearness, preciousness]
2: the positive quality of being precious and beyond value [syn:
invaluableness, preciousness, pricelessness,
3: the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined [syn: