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darling

dar·ling

darling

 
pronunciation:
dar lIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deeply loved person (used esp. in direct address).
Darling, did you hurt yourself?
synonyms:
dear, honey
similar words:
baby, beloved, jewel, love, sweet, sweetheart, truelove
definition 2: a person or thing preferred over others; favorite.
He was the youngest and the darling of the whole family.
synonyms:
favorite, pet
similar words:
minion, toast
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: deeply loved.
She was devastated when her darling son was called to war.
synonyms:
beloved, precious, sweet
similar words:
cherished, dear, loved, treasured
definition 2: preferred over others; favorite.
It's fine with me if you go off with your darling brother and leave me here all alone!
synonyms:
favored, favorite, pet
similar words:
precious
definition 3: (informal) amusing, pretty, or appealing.
This little outfit for the baby is just darling.I thought it was a darling film.
synonyms:
adorable, charming, cute, enchanting, lovely
similar words:
alluring, appealing, attractive, engaging
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