Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dear

2 senses of dear

Sense 1
beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love -- (a beloved person; used as terms of endearment)
       => lover -- (a person who loves someone or is loved by someone)

Sense 2
lamb, dear -- (a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child))
       => innocent, inexperienced person -- (a person who lacks knowledge of evil)

Antonyms of adj dear

4 senses of dear

Sense 1
beloved, darling, dear -- (dearly loved)

INDIRECT (VIA loved) -> unloved -- (not loved)

Sense 2
dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")

INDIRECT (VIA close) -> distant, remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

Sense 3
dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt -- (earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences")

INDIRECT (VIA sincere) -> insincere -- (lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere")

Sense 4
costly, dear (predicate), high-priced, pricey, pricy -- (having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant")

INDIRECT (VIA expensive) -> cheap, inexpensive -- (relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants")

Similarity of adj dear

4 senses of dear

Sense 1
beloved, darling, dear -- (dearly loved)
       => loved (vs. unloved) -- (held dear; "his loved companion of many years")

Sense 2
dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")
       => close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")

Sense 3
dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt -- (earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences")
       => sincere (vs. insincere) -- (open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship")

Sense 4
costly, dear (predicate), high-priced, pricey, pricy -- (having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant")
       => expensive (vs. cheap) -- (high in price or charging high prices; "expensive clothes"; "an expensive shop")

Synonyms of adv dear

2 senses of dear

Sense 1
dearly, affectionately, dear -- (with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately")

Sense 2
dearly, dear -- (at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear")

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