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Synonyms for dear

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love(noun)

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

    love, lamb, sexual love, erotic love, beloved, dearest, love life, making love, lovemaking, passion, honey

    remote, inexpensive, insincere, cheap, unloved, distant

  2. lamb, dear(adj)

    a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)

    lamb, honey, dearest, love, beloved

    inexpensive, cheap, insincere, unloved, distant, remote

  3. beloved, darling, dear(adj)

    dearly loved

    costly, darling, heartfelt, pricey, beloved, high-priced, earnest, dear(p), devout, near, pricy, good

    inexpensive, cheap, unloved, insincere, remote, distant

  4. dear, good, near(adj)

    with or in a close or intimate relationship

    "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

    beneficial, close, good, upright, sound, costly, in effect(p), unspoiled, skillful, effective, near(a), serious, secure, penny-pinching, heartfelt, salutary, pricy, earnest, skilful, practiced, dependable, estimable, dear(p), nigh(a), expert, approximate, just, darling, beloved, skinny, cheeseparing, proficient, full, nigh, right, high-priced, respectable, undecomposed, unspoilt, in force(p), ripe, pricey, honest, safe, adept, honorable, devout, well(p), near

    cheap, insincere, unloved, distant, remote, inexpensive

  5. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt(adj)


    "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"

    dear(p), pricy, pricey, devout, heartfelt, earnest, high-priced, beloved, businesslike, god-fearing, good, darling, costly, solemn, near, sincere

    inexpensive, insincere, cheap, unloved, distant, remote

  6. costly, dear(p), high-priced, pricey, pricy(adverb)

    having a high price

    "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"

    remote, inexpensive, insincere, cheap, unloved, distant

  7. dearly, affectionately, dear(adverb)

    with affection

    "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"

    affectionately, dearly, in a heartfelt way

    insincere, cheap, inexpensive, unloved, remote, distant

  8. dearly, dear(adverb)

    at a great cost

    "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"

    affectionately, dearly, in a heartfelt way

    cheap, distant, unloved, inexpensive, remote, insincere

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dear

    high-priced, costly, expensive, beloved, precious, loved

    cheap, inexpensive, misliked, vile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dear(a.)

    costly, expensive, high-priced, at a high price, of great price

  2. dear(a.)

    precious, beloved, darling, much loved, highly esteemed or valued

  3. dear(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dear(a)

    costly, expensive, high-priced, beloved, darling, precious

    cheap, inexpensive

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How to use dear in a sentence?

  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I unequivocally condemn the striking of the soldier from the Ethiopian community and those responsible will be brought to justice but nobody has the right to take the law into their own hands, immigrants from Ethiopia and their families are dear to us and Israel is making great efforts to ease their integration in society.

  2. Plato:

    Misanthropy ariseth from a man trusting another without having sufficient knowledge of his character, and, thinking him to be truthful, sincere, and honourable, finds a little afterwards that he is wicked, faithless, and then he meets with another of the same character. When a man experiences this often, and more particularly from those whom he considered his most dear and best friends, at last, having frequently made a slip, he hates the whole world, and thinks that there is nothing sound at all in any of them.

  3. Masahiro Sasaki:

    I very much appreciate the opportunity to begin to write the true story of my dear sister, Sadako. Sadako passed away on October 25,1955, 47 years ago today.

  4. Bill Ford:

    Capital is dear, it's not unlimited, we are very aware of that as is everybody else in this space, so we're looking to partner wherever and with whomever we can.

  5. Vincent Voiture:

    Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us.

Translations for dear

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  • duur, geliefde, besteAfrikaans
  • عزيز, غاليArabic
  • дарагіBelarusian
  • драг, скъп, любим, уважаем, възлюбен, милBulgarian
  • estimat, benvolgut, carCatalan, Valencian
  • milý, drahýCzech
  • любъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
  • annwyl, drudWelsh
  • dyr, kære, dyrebar, kærDanish
  • teuer, Sehr geehrter, Liebster, lieber, Liebste, Teuerster, Liebchen, lieb, Teuerste, TeuererGerman
  • αγαπητή, αγαπημένος, αγαπητός, αγαπητέ, ακριβόςGreek
  • querido, estimado, bueno, mío, precioso, majo, [[compa]] [[mío]], [[maestro]] [[mío]], tierno, costoso, [[señora]] [[mía]], amigo, compadre, caro, cuate, estimada, amable, amiga, [[señor]] [[mío]], mía, queridaSpanish
  • گرامی, گران, عزیز, فریPersian
  • rakas, kullannuppu, tärkeä, arvokas, hyvä, kallisFinnish
  • cher, coûteuxFrench
  • dílis, dil, a chara, ionúinIrish
  • ionmhainnScottish Gaelic
  • יקיר, יָקָרHebrew
  • आदरणीय, महँगा, प्रिय, बहुमूल्य, प्यारा, महंगाHindi
  • drága, kedvesHungarian
  • սիրելի, հարգելի, թանկ, թանկագինArmenian
  • mahal, sayangIndonesian
  • karaIdo
  • kær, dýr, dýrtIcelandic
  • caro, costosoItalian
  • 様, 親愛なる, 高い, 愛しい, 拝啓, へ, 恋しい, 親愛なJapanese
  • 비싸다, 비싼, 소중한Korean
  • گیان, ئازیز, گران, خۆشه‌ویست, به‌ڕێزKurdish
  • carissimiLatin
  • ແພງLao
  • brangus, mielas, gerbiamas, mylimasLithuanian
  • mīļš, dārgs, cienītaisLatvian
  • скапMacedonian
  • duur, bemind, kostbaar, hooggeachte, lieve, liefdevol, geliefd, waarde, lief, schat, waardevol, dierbaar, precieus, lieverd, kostelijk, beste, gekoesterd, prijzig, beminnelijk, innig, geachteDutch
  • dyr, kjære, kjær, kostbar, æredeNorwegian
  • drogi, kochanyPolish
  • ګرانPashto, Pushto
  • caro, querido, prezadoPortuguese
  • scump, drag, stimate, dragăRomanian
  • ду́шка, дорогой, уважаемый, любимый, дорогая, милый, ценныйRussian
  • ску̑п, skȕpSerbo-Croatian
  • drahýSlovak
  • drag, dragiSlovene
  • dyr, kär, käraSwedish
  • galiSwahili
  • அன்பேTamil
  • แพงThai
  • pahalı, sayınTurkish
  • дорогийUkrainian
  • عزیز, مہنگا, پياراUrdu
  • đắt, đắt tiền, kính thưaVietnamese
  • jerik, löfikVolapük
  • 亲爱Chinese

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