Definition of Dearness

1. Noun. The quality possessed by something with a great price or value.

Exact synonyms: Costliness, Preciousness
Generic synonyms: Expensiveness
Derivative terms: Costly, Dear, Precious



Definition of Dearness

1. n. The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of price.

Definition of Dearness

1. Noun. The quality of having great value or price. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dearness

1. the state of being dear [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dearness

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deares
dearest
dearests
dearheart
dearhearts
dearie
dearie me
dearies
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dearling
dearlings
dearly
dearly-won
dearn
dearness (current term)
dearnesses
dearnful
dearnly
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dearomatised
dearomatises
dearomatising
dearomatization
dearomatizations
dearomatize
dearomatized
dearomatizes
dearomatizing

Literary usage of Dearness

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1. Fallacies of Protection: Being the Sophismes économiques of Frederick Bastiat by Frédéric Bastiat, Cobden Club (London, England) (1909)
"The advocates of Liberty and the defenders of Restriction are both obliged to employ the expressions, dearness, cheapness. The former declare themselves in ..."

2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1920)
"dearness. Xo. 4033. D. disciformis (Hoffm.) Fr.—On branches of Myrica caroliniensis ... dearness. Dothidea collecta (Schw.) E. & E.—Orient on twigs of Ira ..."

3. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"Commends the summoning a Committee of Council upon the dearness of Corn. Ceremonial/or the Espousals of his Majesty's Sister. [IBID.] Queen's House, Sept. ..."

4. Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"But then the cheapness of money will cause dearness of provisions, ... Then dearness of provisions and other necessaries will often make them angry, ..."

5. Fallacies of Protection: Being the Sophismes Economiques by Frédéric Bastiat (1909)
"The advocates of Liberty and the defenders of Restriction are both obliged to employ the expressions, dearness, cheapness. The former declare themselves in ..."

6. England in 1835: Being a Series of Letters Written to Friends in Germany by Friedrich von Raumer (1836)
"LETTER L. dearness and mode of living in England—Prices—Stock in hand—Savings' Banks—Population—Diseases and Deaths—Emigration—Ultras of all Descriptions. ..."

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