dearly

adverb dear·ly

Definition of dearly

  1. 1 :  with affection :  fondly

  2. 2 :  heartily, earnestly prayed so dearly for peace

  3. 3 :  at a high rate or price paid dearly for the error

Examples of dearly in a sentence

  1. I would dearly love to see them again.

  2. He dearly wanted to believe that it was true.

13th Century

First Known Use of dearly

13th century




DEARLY Defined for English Language Learners

dearly

adverb dear·ly

Definition of dearly for English Language Learners

  • : very much

  • : in a way that is difficult or severe



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