Definition of priceless in US English:



  • 1So precious that its value cannot be determined.

    ‘priceless works of art’
    • ‘The wealth of the family is legendary and stories abound of their priceless jewellery and works of art.’
    • ‘Tim Corum, head of collections with Leeds museums, said the home was a priceless treasure for the city.’
    • ‘Books are priceless treasures that will never become old or obsolete, no matter the advances in technology.’
    • ‘Among the thousands of priceless paintings is the Mona Lisa, perhaps the most famous painting in the world.’
    • ‘Several priceless collections of mementoes from Ibiza and Corfu were damaged beyond repair.’
    • ‘People may be able to win a new laptop computer, free airline tickets or cash, but the actual gift to mankind is priceless.’
    • ‘Of course, it would be illegal to bring home priceless original museum specimens, even if we could afford them.’
    • ‘One of the world's rarest cars is a Vauxhall built at Luton, the priceless Silver Bullet.’
    • ‘The Ardagh Chalice and many other priceless objects in the National Museum are decorated with enamel.’
    • ‘Know that a thing or an action which may seem of little value to oneself, may be a priceless treasure to another.’
    • ‘What the donor saw here was that their sacrifice, their priceless gift, could save someone else's life.’
    • ‘Each new generation has been orally handed down the priceless musical heritage like all other Indian art forms.’
    • ‘The current cottage museum is rapidly deteriorating and is no longer fit to house priceless Burns manuscripts and artefacts.’
    • ‘There's no question that these precious and priceless mountains will eventually end up in public ownership.’
    • ‘The tree ornaments were collected through the years and some were priceless treasures.’
    • ‘We are likely to need the services of these people, whom we term unskilled and yet whose skills are in reality priceless, for some time to come.’
    • ‘He put the mug down carefully on a coaster on the antique bedside table, next to a priceless vase holding rare flowers.’
    • ‘The limestone statue is priceless and all of these items are irreplaceable.’
    • ‘Vincent van Gogh was a failure, but today, his paintings are priceless works of art.’
    • ‘The legendary Faberge created a trove of treasures for the Tsars that endure as priceless examples of the craftsman's art.’
    of incalculable value, of incalculable worth, of inestimable value, of inestimable worth, of immeasurable value, of immeasurable worth, invaluable, beyond price, without price, worth its weight in gold, worth a king's ransom
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    1. 1.1informal Used to express great and usually affectionate amusement.
      ‘darling, you're priceless!’
      • ‘Dana was still making her call when the shots went off, so the shocked look on her face was beyond priceless.’
      • ‘The Brian Tamaki interview may not have amounted to much, but the running commentary was priceless.’
      • ‘Fauteaux's portrayal of Billy yielded some particularly priceless moments.’
      • ‘The look on his face was absolutely priceless.’
      • ‘In the end it didn't matter and the look on his face was priceless as you could clearly see the shock and the moment it registered for him.’
      • ‘The ads in the comic are priceless, much more interesting than the comic itself.’
      • ‘The Bugs Bunny-esque reincarnation machine is a priceless bit of imagination.’
      • ‘The expression on the captain's face when he heard such blasphemy was priceless.’
      • ‘Watching Nod driving on the wrong side of the road would be absolutely priceless.’
      hilarious, extremely amusing, very funny, comic, comical, riotous, uproarious, hysterically funny, screamingly funny, too funny for words, side-splitting, rib-tickling, absurd, ridiculous
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