dearest - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈdɪərəst/
  1. 1
    most expensive

    She bought the dearest dress in the shop.

  2. 2
    old-fashioned used in front of the name of someone you love at the beginning of a letter to them

    Dearest Jane, Can you ever forgive me?

  3. 3
    [only before noun] used about something that you want or hope for more than anything else

    It’s my dearest wish that you two should get married.

  4. 4
    old-fashioned most loved or liked
    someone’s dearest friend:

    a letter from her dearest friend