Definition of valuable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvaly(o͞o)əb(ə)l/


1Worth a great deal of money: a valuable antique
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  • You might think that deflation is a good thing, since each year your money will be more valuable.
  • A planning consent for a cottage will be a great deal more valuable than one for stables.
  • Everyone knows that some violins are a great deal more valuable than others.
1.1Extremely useful or important: my time is valuable
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  • In the course of his study, he does offer valuable insights and important corrections.
  • The internet is an extremely valuable resource giving access to the latest research on pain management.
  • Nevertheless, the present book is an extremely valuable addition to the literature.
precious, costly, pricey, expensive, dear, high-priced, high-cost, high-end, upscale, big-ticket;
worth its weight in gold, priceless
useful, helpful, beneficial, invaluable, crucial, productive, constructive, effective, advantageous, worthwhile, worthy, important


(usually valuables)
A thing that is of great worth, especially a small item of personal property: put all your valuables in the hotel safe
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  • We are constantly amazed at people leaving valuables on show in their cars or leaving their homes unattended and insecure.
  • He urged people not to leave valuables in the car and certainly not in view of passers-by.
  • Plans are now being drawn up for a small bank of lockers next to the pool for people to store valuables.



Pronunciation: /-blē/
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  • Some customers are more valuable than others, and by understanding the difference, resources can be more valuably deployed - you can get a better return on your investment.
  • That space could be more valuably used for luggage because the boot, not unexpectedly, shrinks from 410 litres to just 175 when the roof goes into its hideaway.
  • Particularly valuably for an English-speaking audience, they draw on Russian publications that have not yet received much notice in the West.
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