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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [prahyz]
    • /praɪz/
    • /praɪzd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [prahyz]
    • /praɪz/

Definitions of prized word

  • abbreviation PRIZED pry2 . 1
  • noun prized leverage. 1
  • noun prized a lever. 1
  • adjective prized valued 1
  • adjective prized highly valued 0

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Origin of prized

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
1325-75; Middle English prisen < Middle French prisier, variant of preisier to praise

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Parts of speech for Prized


prized popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

prized usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for prized

adj prized

  • an arm and a leg — If you say that something costs an arm and a leg, you mean that it is very expensive.
  • at a premium — If something is at a premium, it is wanted or needed, but is difficult to get or achieve.
  • cher — a department of central France, in E Centre region. Capital: Bourges. Pop: 312 277 (2003 est). Area: 7304 sq km (2849 sq miles)
  • collectible — that can be collected
  • dear — You use dear to describe someone or something that you feel affection for.

adjective prized

  • admired — Simple past tense and past participle of admire.
  • appreciated — to be grateful or thankful for: They appreciated his thoughtfulness.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely
  • estimable — Worthy of great respect.
  • favorite — a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.

noun prized

  • allowanced — Simple past tense and past participle of allowance.
  • awarded — to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes.
  • chalk — Chalk is a type of soft white rock. You can use small pieces of it for writing or drawing with.
  • fave — (informal) Favorite (US) or favourite (UK).
  • frontrunner — a person who leads in any competition.

verb prized

  • apperceived — Simple past tense and past participle of apperceive.
  • jimmied — a short crowbar.
  • knew — simple past tense of know1 .
  • levered — Mechanics. a rigid bar that pivots about one point and that is used to move an object at a second point by a force applied at a third. Compare machine (def 4b).

Antonyms for prized

adj prized

  • detestable — If you say that someone or something is detestable, you mean you dislike them very much.
  • godawful — extremely dreadful or shocking: What a God-awful thing to say!
  • grody — repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  • hateable — meriting hatred or loathing.
  • low-down — If someone gives you the low-down on a person or thing, they tell you all the important information about them.

verb prized

  • abused — Simple past tense and past participle of abuse.
  • badmouthed — Simple past tense and past participle of badmouth.
  • detested — to feel abhorrence of; hate; dislike intensely.

adjective prized

  • disprized — to hold in small esteem; disdain.

Top questions with prized

  • what was the most highly prized fabric in china?

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