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1. dear

adjective. ['ˈdɪr'] dearly loved.

Synonyms

  • beloved
  • loved

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • frivolous
  • purposeless

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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How do you pronounce dear?

Pronounce dear as dɪr.

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Example sentences of the word dear


1. Verb, base form
Discover a cause near and dear to her heart.

2. Adjective
My dear child, you cannot not have a dust ruffle.

Quotes containing the word dear


1. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
- William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

2. My dear,Find what you love and let it kill you.Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.~ Falsely yours
- Charles Bukowski

3. But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. dear

noun. ['ˈdɪr'] a beloved person; used as terms of endearment.

Synonyms

  • dearest
  • beloved
  • lover
  • love

Antonyms

  • far
  • generous
  • natural
  • right

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. dear

adjective. ['ˈdɪr'] with or in a close or intimate relationship.

Synonyms

  • close
  • good

Antonyms

  • sour
  • achromatic
  • leader

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dear

adverb. ['ˈdɪr'] at a great cost.

Antonyms

  • false

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. dear

adjective. ['ˈdɪr'] having a high price.

Synonyms

  • expensive
  • costly
  • high-priced
  • pricy

Antonyms

  • woman
  • malevolence
  • hate
  • dislike

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dear

adverb. ['ˈdɪr'] with affection.

Synonyms

  • dearly

Antonyms

  • unwanted
  • recede

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dear

adjective. ['ˈdɪr'] earnest.

Synonyms

  • heartfelt
  • devout
  • sincere

Antonyms

  • irreligious
  • unreal
  • disingenuous
  • insincerity

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dear

noun. ['ˈdɪr'] a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child).

Synonyms

  • inexperienced person
  • lamb

Antonyms

  • middle
  • beginning
  • unseal

Etymology

  • dere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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