dear


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • adj
  • noun
  • adv

Synonyms for dear

Synonyms for dear

regarded with much love and tenderness

bringing a high price

Synonyms for dear

a beloved person

Related Words

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

dearly loved

Related Words

with or in a close or intimate relationship

Synonyms

Related Words

earnest

Related Words

having a high price

with affection

at a great cost

Synonyms

References in classic literature ?
Pray, my dear sir--pray,' said the little man; 'caution, caution.
My dear Sir, my dear sir,' said the little man, laying his hat on the table, 'pray, consider--pray.
What you say, my dear Louisa, is perfectly reasonable.
Quite well, I thank you, and how do YOU do, my dear Ribby?
I really am a little afraid, my dear,' hinted the cherub meekly, 'that you are not enjoying yourself?
Good morning, D'Artagnan; good morning, Porthos; good-morning, my dear friends," said Aramis.
Anne realised that the end of their life in this dear place drew nigh, and that she must face the fact bravely.
My dear ma'am,' said Mr Chester, 'you embolden me to be plain with you.
It was an awkward business, my dear, your spending the autumn at South End instead of coming here.
But if for reason you don't feel inclined to talk to me," said the old man, "say so, my dear sir.
So I said, my dear,' returned her guardian, for whose ear the timid emphasis was much too fine.
Well, my dear, what I mean is, that we are, after all, newcomers into fashionable life.
My dear friend," returns the old man, "I was applied--Judy, shake me up a little
Certainly, my dear, certainly,' replied the old gentleman.
But do you really think, dear Caroline, that legislation would improve matters in any way?