(adj.) = precious. Ex: Here came every sort of human ingredient -- sturdy homesteaders, skilled craftsmen, precious scoundrels. ---- * metal precioso = precious metal. * piedra preciosa = cameo ; precious stone ; gemstone. * tiempo + ser + precioso = time + be + precious. (adj.) = divine ; lovely ; pretty ; cute . Ex: Her slinky dress was incredibly sexy, the colour was divine on her, plus the gold accessories were the perfect complement. Ex: The article 'Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies. Ex: The article is entitled 'Virtual reality: tomorrow's information system, or just another pretty interface?'. Ex: Frequently the youngest child takes on the role of the mascot; he acts cute, mischievous, and endearing.