A beloved person; used as terms of endearment.
Dutch: beminde, engel, geliefde, goodie-goodie, hartedief, hartediefje, hartelap, hartendief, hartendiefje, hartenlap ... show more
A sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child).
With or in a close or intimate relationship:
— My sisters and brothers are near and dear.
Polish: kochany, miły
Having a high price:
— Much too dear for my pocketbook.
Roget 814: dear; high, high priced; of great price, expensive, costly, precious; worth a Jew's eye†, dear bought. at a premium. not to be had, not to be had for love or money; beyond price, above price, ... show more
— She loved him dearly.
At a great cost:
— He paid dearly for the food.
— This cost him dear.
Moby thesaurus: admired, adored, affectionate, angel, at a premium, at great cost, at great expense, at heavy cost, babe, baby, baby-doll, beloved, beloved object, beyond price, buttercup, cherished, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, costly ... show more.
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