valuable




Something that has worth is valuable. Often, valuable things are worth money, but a spy can provide valuable information that might save lives.

When you use this word as a noun — “Were any valuables taken during the robbery?” — you usually are referring to things that are worth money: jewelry, electronics, etc. As an adjective, the word covers more territory. A person can be a valuable addition to a team if she helps it win. The most valuable things in life have nothing to do with money: friends, family, good health. If it is something we want, need, or respect, then it is valuable.

Definitions of valuable
  1. adjective

    having worth or merit or value

    “a
    valuable friend”
    synonyms:
    worthful

    worthy

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
  2. adjective

    having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

    “a
    valuable diamond”
    Synonyms:

    expensive

    high in price or charging high prices
    important, of import

    of great significance or value
    blue-chip

    extremely valuable
    invaluable, priceless

    having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    precious

    of high worth or cost
    rich

    of great worth or quality
    semiprecious

    used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
    worth

    having a specified value
    worthy

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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    Antonyms:

    worthless

    lacking in usefulness or value
    chaffy

    value
    good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry

    without merit
    manky

    inferior and worthless
    negligible, paltry, trifling

    not worth considering
    nugatory

    of no real value
    otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    rubbishy, trashy

    cheap and inferior; of no value
    tinpot

    inferior (especially of a country’s leadership)
    valueless

    of no value
    unworthy

    lacking in value or merit
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  3. noun

    something of value

    “all our
    valuables were stolen”
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    swag

    valuable goods
    precious metal

    any of the less common and valuable metals often used to make coins or jewelry
    bullion

    a mass of precious metal
    gold

    coins made of gold
    silver

    coins made of silver
    type of:

    hoarded wealth, treasure

    accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.

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