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What is the opposite of “dearer”?

What is the antonym of “dearer”?

The antonym of dearer is cheaper, less valuable, and less cherished. The antonyms cheaper, less valuable, and less cherished convey a negative or lower value.

See all the antonyms of “dearer”

  • less beloved

Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)

Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!

Costing less money than something else.


I found a cheaper option for the same product online.

Having a lower worth or usefulness compared to something else.


The antique vase was less valuable than the painting.

Not being held in high regard or affection.


The old toy was less cherished than the new one.

How are these antonyms different from each other?

  • 1Cheaper refers to the cost of an item, while less valuable refers to the worth or usefulness of an item.
  • 2Less cherished refers to the level of affection or regard for an item, while dearer refers to the high value placed on an item.

Good things to know

  • 1Shopping: Use cheaper to compare prices and find better deals.
  • 2Valuation: Use less valuable to describe items that are not worth as much as others.
  • 3Emotions: Use less cherished to describe items that are not as important or beloved as others.

Remember this!

The antonyms have distinct nuances: Cheaper refers to cost, less valuable refers to worth, and less cherished refers to affection. Use these words when shopping, valuing items, or describing emotions.

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