Definition of “dearly” - English Dictionary

“dearly” in British English

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dearlyadverb

uk /ˈdɪə.li/ us /ˈdɪr.li/

dearly adverb (A LOT)

very much:

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
We would dearly love to sell our house and move to France.

(Definition of “dearly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“dearly” in American English

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dearlyadverb

us /ˈdɪər·li/

very much:

We would dearly love to move to the country.
You’ll pay dearly for breaking the law in this town.

(Definition of “dearly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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