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 dear dear

noun

  • () a beloved person; used as terms of endearment  ( beloved, dearest, love, dear, honey )
    a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
  • a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)  ( dear, lamb )
    a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  • adv

  • at a great cost  ( dear, dearly )
    at a great cost
     he paid dearly for the food
    he paid dearly for the food
     this cost him dear
    this cost him dear
  • with affection  ( dear, dearly, affectionately )
    with affection
     she loved him dearly
    she loved him dearly
     he treats her affectionately
    he treats her affectionately
  • adj

  • () dearly loved  ( darling, beloved, dear )
    dearly loved
  • () with or in a close or intimate relationship  ( near, dear, good )
    with or in a close or intimate relationship
     a good friend
    a good friend
     my sisters and brothers are near and dear
    my sisters and brothers are near and dear
  • having a high price  ( dear, pricey, pricy, costly, high-priced )
    having a high price
     costly jewelry
    costly jewelry
     high-priced merchandise
    high-priced merchandise
     much too dear for my pocketbook
    much too dear for my pocketbook
     a pricey restaurant
    a pricey restaurant
  • sincerely earnest  ( dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt )
    sincerely earnest
     one's dearest wish
    one's dearest wish
     devout wishes for their success
    devout wishes for their success
     heartfelt condolences
    heartfelt condolences