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Etymology edit

value +‎ -able

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvælju(ə)bl̩/, /ˈvæljəbl̩/
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  • Hyphenation: val‧u‧ab‧le, val‧uab‧le

Adjective edit

valuable (comparative more valuable, superlative most valuable)

  1. Having a great value.
    Synonyms: worthy; see also Thesaurus:valuable
    Antonyms: worthless; see also Thesaurus:worthless
    valuable gemstones
  2. Estimable; deserving esteem.
    a valuable friend; a valuable companion
    Truly valuable things have no price and cannot be bought.

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Noun edit

valuable (plural valuables)

  1. (usually in the plural) A personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value.
    One particular valuable is a gemstone mosaic.

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