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Noun: dearest  deer-ist
  1. Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, honey [informal], love, sweetheart, darling, sugar [informal], duck [Brit, informal], baby [informal], hon [informal]
Adjective: dear (dearer,dearest)  deer
  1. Dearly loved
    - beloved, darling
  2. Having a high price
    "much too dear for my pocketbook";
    - costly, high-priced, pricey, pricy, spendy [N. Amer, informal]
  3. With or in a close or intimate relationship
    "my sisters and brothers are near and dear";
    - good, near
  4. Sincerely intended and with strong feeling
    "one's dearest wish";
    - devout, earnest, heartfelt
  5. A formal way of addressing somebody at the beginning of a letter or email

Derived forms: dearests

See also: close, expensive, loved, sincere

Type of: lover

Encyclopedia: Dearest, I'm So Sorry

Dear, John