Synonyms of dear


1. beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love, lover

usage: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

2. lamb, dear, innocent, inexperienced person

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


1. beloved, darling, dear, loved (vs. unloved)

usage: dearly loved

2. dear, good, near, close (vs. distant)

usage: with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

3. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt, sincere (vs. insincere)

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

4. costly, dear(predicate), high-priced, pricey, pricy, expensive (vs. cheap)

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


1. dearly, affectionately, dear

usage: with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"

2. dearly, dear

usage: at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"

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Definition and meaning of dear (Dictionary)