adjective, dear·er, dear·est.
Origin of dear1
Related formsdear·ly, adverbdear·ness, noun
Definition for dearer (2 of 2)
adjective, dear·er, dear·est. Archaic.
Origin of dear2
Examples from the Web for dearer
Prices are dearer at Montmartre than in several other parts of Paris.Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn
The soil of England will always be dearer to us of English descent than any except our own.
Living or dead, she is dearer than all the world to me--I shall not leave her!Wife in Name Only|Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)
Saltpetre is dearer in one place than another, being worth one and a half.
Amid those strange people he seemed to her ever nearer, ever dearer, altogether true, and devoted with his whole soul.Quo Vadis|Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for dearer
- highly priced
- charging high prices
Derived Formsdearness, noun
Word Origin for dear
Idioms and Phrases with dearer
In addition to the idiom beginning with dear
- dear me
- for dear life
- nearest and dearest