valuable, valued


valuable, valued
That which is valuable is of great merit or is worth money: "This is a valuable collection of paintings." "Time is valuable to him because he charges an hourly rate." What is valuable may also be valued, but the latter term has the additional meanings of "highly regarded," "esteemed," "appraised": "His services are highly valued." "The estate was valued at more than $1 million." A childhood toy may be valued, but it is hardly valuable. Words related to valuable are costly, expensive, dear, rare, and invaluable. Related to valued are highly thought of, cherished, esteemed, and respected.

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