Meaning of “preciously” in the English Dictionary

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"preciously" in British English

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uk /ˈpreʃ.ə us /ˈpreʃ.ə disapproving

in a way that is too formal and unnatural:

He speaks too preciously for my liking.

(Definition of “preciously” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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