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    dear

    dear - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dear

    Definition
    (noun) a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    Synonyms : beloved , dearest , honey , love
    Definition
    (noun) a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
    Synonyms : lamb
    Definition
    (adj) dearly loved
    Synonyms : beloved , darling
    Definition
    (adj) with or in a close or intimate relationship
    Synonyms : good , near
    Example Sentence
    • a good friend
    • my sisters and brothers are near and dear
    Definition
    (adj) earnest
    Synonyms : devout , earnest , heartfelt
    Example Sentence
    • one's dearest wish
    • devout wishes for their success
    • heartfelt condolences
    Definition
    (adj) having a high price
    Synonyms : costly , high-priced , pricey , pricy
    Example Sentence
    • costly jewelry
    • high-priced merchandise
    • much too dear for my pocketbook
    • a pricey restaurant
    Definition
    (adv) with affection
    Synonyms : affectionately , dearly
    Example Sentence
    • she loved him dearly
    • he treats her affectionately
    Definition
    (adv) at a great cost
    Synonyms : dearly
    Example Sentence
    • he paid dearly for the food
    • this cost him dear
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