- What does it mean to be called dear?
- What is the difference between Darling and dear?
- How do you use darling and dear?
- Can you say dear to a man?
Definitions of dear. a beloved person, used as terms of endearment. synonyms: beloved, dearest, honey, love. type of: lover. a person who loves someone or is loved by someone.
Key Difference: Dear and darling both are used in context to address a person in an affectionate manner. Dear can sometimes be used as a formal word, whereas darling as a word is most often used by a person to address someone who is close to that person’s heart.
Dear is used to address anyone in a friendly way, whereas darling is most often used to address a beloved one, someone who is very close to the heart.
Never, ever, refer to a work, superior, judge or other such person as “dear.” 2. Men do not address other men as “dear.”