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[prahys-lis] /ˈpraɪs lɪs/
having a value beyond all price; invaluable:
a priceless artwork.
delightfully amusing or absurd:
a priceless anecdote.
Origin of priceless
1905-10; price + -less
Related forms
pricelessness, noun
1. irreplaceable, precious, costly, incomparable. Unabridged
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  • But they also talk of difficult adjustments and of new pressures in caring for a priceless object.
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  • In arid lands, the ability to create freshwater out of thin air would be priceless.
British Dictionary definitions for priceless


of inestimable worth; beyond valuation; invaluable
(informal) extremely amusing or ridiculous
Derived Forms
pricelessly, adverb
pricelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for priceless

"having a value beyond price," 1590s, from price (n.) + -less. Colloquial sense of "delightful" attested from 1907. Related: Pricelessly; pricelessness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for priceless



Very funny or amusing: priceless observation (1907+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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