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Loved, liked or wanted very much

Marmite

adjective

used for describing something that people tend to strongly like or strongly dislike

dear

adjective

loved or liked very much

desirable

adjective

something that is desirable has qualities that make you want it

precious

adjective

loved or valued by someone

darling

adjective

loved very much by someone

wanted

adjective

loved and looked after by other people

desired

adjective

used about things that people want to have or achieve

pet

adjective

liked more than anything else

favourite

adjective

your favourite person or thing of a particular kind is the one that you like the best

longed-for

adjective

wanted very much for a long time

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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