Meaning of précieux

pré•cieux

Pronunciation: (prā"sē-oo' Fr. prā-syœ'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -cieux
—adj.
  1. (of a man) overly fastidious or refined; precious; affected.
—n.
  1. an affected or excessively fastidious man, as in dress, manner, or speech.
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