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Synonyms for dear
dɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

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

    Antonyms:
    remote, inexpensive, insincere, cheap, unloved, distant

  2. lamb, dear(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    lamb, honey, dearest, love, beloved

    Antonyms:
    inexpensive, cheap, insincere, unloved, distant, remote

  3. beloved, darling, dear(adj)

    dearly loved

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    cheap, insincere, unloved, distant, remote, inexpensive

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

    earnest

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

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Antonyms:
    remote, inexpensive, insincere, cheap, unloved, distant

  7. dearly, affectionately, dear(adverb)

    with affection

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

    Synonyms:
    affectionately, dearly, in a heartfelt way

    Antonyms:
    insincere, cheap, inexpensive, unloved, remote, distant

  8. dearly, dear(adverb)

    at a great cost

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

    Synonyms:
    affectionately, dearly, in a heartfelt way

    Antonyms:
    cheap, distant, unloved, inexpensive, remote, insincere

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dear

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

    Antonyms:
    cheap, inexpensive, misliked, vile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dear(a.)

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

  2. dear(a.)

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

  3. dear(n.)

    Synonyms:
    darling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dear(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    cheap, inexpensive

How to pronounce dear?

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Karen
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Australian
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Indian

How to say dear in sign language?

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How to use dear in a sentence?

  1. Henry Louis Mencken:

    A formula for answering controversial letters -- without even reading the letters Dear Sir (or Madame) You may be right.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Dear, it’s quite clear, that people listen only that what they want to hear and especially that which does not create fear of losing their personal interest in the talk, and the rest even if the best or told by any seer is most likely to fall into their deaf ear.

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Ah! What have you done to yourself my love, asked he. Don't dare to ask! For its your absence that resulted in such despair, said she. Is there any way, I can end this pain and anguish, asked he. Yes, my dear! Seal my lips with no delay, said she with quivering voice. So as you please, my love, followed he.

  4. Paul McCartney:

    I ’m proud to think of the huge influence Kanye West has had on people all around the world. ... Kanye West star will shine in the sky forever, the Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie.

  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, 비싼Korean
  • 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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