The Correct spelling is: precious

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  • adj.
    1. Of high cost or worth; valuable.
    2. Highly esteemed; cherished.
    3. Dear; beloved.
    4. Affectedly dainty or overrefined: precious mannerisms.
    5. Informal. Thoroughgoing; unmitigated: a precious mess.

    One who is dear or beloved; a darling.


    Used as an intensive: “He had precious little right to complain” (James Agee).

    [Middle English, from Old French precios, from Latin pretiōsus, from pretium, price.]

    preciously pre'cious·ly adv.
    preciousness pre'cious·ness n.

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