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See definition of dear on Dictionary.com
  • adj.beloved, favorite
  • adj.very expensive
  • nounbeloved person

synonyms for dear

  • close
  • darling
  • familiar
  • intimate
  • pet
  • cherished
  • doll face
  • endeared
  • esteemed
  • loved
  • precious
  • prized
  • respected
  • treasured
  • valuable
  • high
  • steep
  • fancy
  • stiff
  • costly
  • high-priced
  • out of sight
  • an arm and a leg
  • at a premium
  • cher
  • overpriced
  • pretty penny
  • pricey
  • prized
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antonyms for dear

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  • cool
  • unfriendly
  • cheap
  • common
  • despised
  • hateful
  • inexpensive
  • low-priced
  • unimportant
  • valueless
  • worthless
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How to use dear in a sentence

We can still value the fact that, for many years, this person was a dear friend.
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Finding the right college you can afford, dear reader, is within your grasp.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.
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JoAnn Fields watched the funerals of two dear friends and leaders in the Filipino community in the last week of January.
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Many minutes are spent explaining to dear Aunt Helen how to unmute, telling Uncle Bob that we can't see his head, or asking a cousin to move the yapping puppy farther from the microphone.
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Trust me, dear, I know Paree,You’ll fall for their espritAs round you they will hover.
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Every day I lived with the terror of losing someone dear to me, my baby.
HOW PREGNANCY BED REST HELPED PREPARE ME FOR LIFE IN A PANDEMICAILEEN WEINTRAUBJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As several dear readers have pointed out, however, this author missed a clear reference to Lady Whistledown eventually charging for her gossip sheet.
‘BRIDGERTON’ DROPPED SEVERAL CLUES ABOUT LADY WHISTLEDOWN’S IDENTITY. DID THEY ADD UP?BETHONIE BUTLERJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was a robbery of the dearest rights of an American citizen.
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On the one side is the human mind, the source of every story, theory, and explanation that our species holds dear.
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WORDS RELATED TO DEAR

  • ambrosial
  • appealing
  • attractive
  • captivating
  • charming
  • cute
  • darling
  • dear
  • delectable
  • delicious
  • delightful
  • dishy
  • dreamy
  • fetching
  • heavenly
  • hot
  • luscious
  • pleasing
  • precious
  • sexy
  • suave
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