The Correct spelling is: dear

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  • adj., dear·er, dear·est.
      1. Loved and cherished: my dearest friend.
      2. Greatly valued; precious: lost everything dear to them.
    1. Highly esteemed or regarded. Used in direct address, especially in salutations: Dear Lee Dawson.
      1. High-priced; expensive.
      2. Charging high prices.
    2. Earnest; ardent: “This good man was a dear lover and constant practicer of angling” (Izaak Walton).
    3. Obsolete. Noble; worthy.
    4. Heartfelt: It is my dearest wish.
    1. One that is greatly loved.
    2. An endearing, lovable, or kind person.
    1. With fondness; affectionately.
    2. 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 dēore.]

    dearly dear'ly adv.
    dearness dear'ness n.

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