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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [cher-ish]
    • /ˈtʃɛr ɪʃ/
    • /ˈtʃer.ɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [cher-ish]
    • /ˈtʃɛr ɪʃ/

Definitions of cherished word

  • adjective cherished clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely 3
  • adjective cherished treasured 3
  • adjective cherished highly valued, honoured, and respected 3
  • verb with object cherished to hold or treat as dear; feel love for: to cherish one's native land. 1
  • verb with object cherished to care for tenderly; nurture: to cherish a child. 1
  • verb with object cherished to cling fondly or inveterately to: to cherish a memory. 1

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Origin of cherished

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English cherisshen < Middle French cheriss- (long stem of cherir), equivalent to cher dear (< Latin cārus) + -iss -ish2; akin to charity

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Parts of speech for Cherished


cherished popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

cherished usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for cherished

adjective cherished

  • valued — highly regarded or esteemed: a valued friend.
  • prized — pry2 .
  • precious — of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals.
  • beloved — A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for.
  • unforgettable — impossible to forget; indelibly impressed on the memory: scenes of unforgettable beauty.

Antonyms for cherished

adjective cherished

  • isolated — compact
  • grody — repulsive; disgusting; nauseating.
  • dratted — damned; confounded (used as a mild oath): This dratted car won't start.
  • abandoned — An abandoned place or building is no longer used or occupied.
  • dang — damn (the curse)

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