Textual thesaurus for "dear"

(adj) near, good

with or in a close or intimate relationship

a good friend; my sisters and brothers are near and dear

(adj) high-priced, pricey, pricy, costly

having a high price

costly jewelry; high-priced merchandise; much too dear for my pocketbook; a pricey restaurant

(adj) beloved, darling

dearly loved

(adj) devout, earnest, heartfelt


one's dearest wish; devout wishes for their success; heartfelt condolences

(adv) dearly

at a great cost

he paid dearly for the food; this cost him dear

(adv) dearly, affectionately

with affection

she loved him dearly; he treats her affectionately

(noun) love, honey, beloved, dearest

a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

(noun) lamb

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