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beloved

be·lov·ed

beloved

 
 
pronunciation:
b luh vihd [or] b luhvd
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: deeply loved.
The soldier stared at the picture of his beloved wife.
synonyms:
adored, loved, precious
antonyms:
hated
similar words:
admired, cherished, darling, dear, esteemed, prized, revered, sweet, treasured, valued, worshiped
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one who is deeply loved.
She waited anxiously for the return of her beloved.
synonyms:
dear, sweetheart
similar words:
beau, flame, inamorata, love, lover, paramour
Word Parts
The word beloved contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.