The Correct spelling is: dear
Common misspellings of the word dear are:
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adj., dearÂ·er, dearÂ·est.
- Loved and cherished: my dearest friend.
- Greatly valued; precious: lost everything dear to them.
- Highly esteemed or regarded. Used in direct address, especially in salutations: Dear Lee Dawson.
- High-priced; expensive.
- Charging high prices.
- Earnest; ardent: â€œThis good man was a dear lover and constant practicer of anglingâ€ (Izaak Walton).
- Obsolete. Noble; worthy.
- Heartfelt: It is my dearest wish.
- One that is greatly loved.
- An endearing, lovable, or kind person.
- With fondness; affectionately.
- At a high cost: sold their wares dear.
Used as a polite exclamation, chiefly of surprise or distress: oh dear; dear me.
[Middle English dere, from Old English dÄ“ore.]dearly dear'ly adv.
dearness dear'ness n.