Definition of dearest adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪərɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪrɪst//
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  1. 1used when writing to somebody you love ‘Dearest Nina’, the letter began.
  2. 2[usually before noun] that you feel deeply It was her dearest wish to have a family.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dearest