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Synonyms of dear in English:


  • 1 a dear friend
    beloved, loved, adored, cherished, precious;
    esteemed, respected, worshiped;
    close, intimate, bosom, best
    [Antonyms] hated
  • 2 her pictures were too dear to part with
    precious, treasured, valued, prized, cherished, special
  • 3 such a dear man
    [Antonyms] disagreeable
  • 4 the meals are rather dear
    expensive, costly, high-priced, overpriced, exorbitant, extortionate
    informal pricey, spendy, steep, stiff
    [Antonyms] inexpensive, cheap
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  • 1 don't worry, my dear
    darling, dearest, love, beloved, sweetheart, sweet, precious, treasure
    informal sweetie, sugar, honey, hon, baby, pet
  • 2 he's such a dear
    lovable person;
    darling, sweetheart, pet, angel, gem, treasure, star
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