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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

    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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How to use dear in a sentence?

  1. Ernesto Cardenal:

    My dear Pope Francis, i would also like to thank you for your blessing, which I receive with love.

  2. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Dear and beloved Father! I'm always with You in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I think it's unfortunate that my friend from Illinois would cast aspersions in terms of my motivations in what I'm saying, this is an issue that is near and dear to many of us in this committee -- and it's near and dear and personal to a great many of us.

  4. Pierre Fulton:

    Walter was a dear friend and I miss him every day, over the past five years he helped me to become a better man and showed me the value of hard work.

  5. Samuel Hoffenstein:

    When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.

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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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