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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bih-luhv-id, -luhvd]
    • /bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd/
    • /bɪˈlʌv.ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bih-luhv-id, -luhvd]
    • /bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd/

Definitions of beloved word

  • adjective beloved A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for. 3
  • singular noun beloved Your beloved is the person that you love. 3
  • adjective beloved dearly loved 3
  • noun beloved a person who is dearly loved, such as a wife or husband 3
  • noun beloved a beloved person 3
  • adjective beloved greatly loved; dear to the heart. 1

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Origin of beloved

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English biloved, past participle of biloven to like, love; see be-, love, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Beloved


beloved popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for beloved

adj beloved

  • loved — held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends.
  • dear — You use dear to describe someone or something that you feel affection for.
  • favorite — a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference: That song is an old favorite of mine.
  • respected — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • popular — regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.

Antonyms for beloved

adj beloved

  • hated — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.

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