Valuable vs Venerable - What's the difference?

valuable | venerable |


As adjectives the difference between valuable and venerable

is that valuable is having a great value while venerable is used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the anglican church.

As a noun valuable

is a personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; — usually used in plural form.

valuable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Having a great value.
  • valuable gemstones
  • estimable; deserving esteem
  • a valuable''' friend; a '''valuable companion

    Synonyms

    * (l), (l)

    Antonyms

    * worthless

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a personal possession such as jewellery, of relatively great monetary value; — usually used in plural form.
  • venerable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The attack of the MOOCs , passage=Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.}}
  • Worthy of reverence.
  • Ancient, antiquated or archaic.
  • Made sacred especially by religious or historical association.
  • Giving an impression of aged goodness and benevolence.