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darling

[ dahr-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF darling

Synonyms for darling

  • angel
  • baby
  • beloved
  • boyfriend
  • dear
  • dearest
  • dearie
  • flame
  • friend
  • girlfriend
  • lamb
  • love
  • lover
  • pet
  • sugar
  • sweetie
  • treasure
  • truelove
  • apple of one's eye
  • dear one
  • fair-haired boy
  • heart's desire
  • honeybunch
  • light of my life
  • one and only
  • precious
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Antonyms for darling

  • enemy
  • hate
  • foe
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DARLING

She was saying in a thick, soft voice, "It was wrong of you, my darling."

You don't know, darling, the wickedness of that villainous baggage.

All the regret I shall have, if I die, my darling, will be to have no child from you.

Go, my darling; call upon the notary, and tell him to be quick about you know what.

She said, 'Do what you like, darling, but don't worry me about it!'

She pushed the door to, but before she could close it, he whispered "Good-night, my darling!"

He, once the heir to such fortunes, the darling of such affections!

They also said something about the darling coming to see his aunties.

Then he pushed past her, where she floundered, and lifted out his darling.

Now, Pet, my darling, you had better go along with Mother and get ready for the boat.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English deorling "darling, favorite minion," double diminutive of deor "dear" (see dear (adj.)). The vowel shift from -e- to -a- (16c.) is usual for -er- followed by a consonant. "It is better to be An olde mans derlyng, than a yong mans werlyng" (1562).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DARLING

adorable

adjectivecute, lovable

apple of one's eye

nouncherished one
  • angel
  • beloved
  • darling
  • dearest
  • fair-haired boy
  • favorite
  • honey
  • light of one's life
  • loved one
  • object of one's affections
  • pet
  • sweetheart
  • the pet
  • treasure
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