L l


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [luhvd]
    • /lʌvd/
    • /lʌv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [luhvd]
    • /lʌvd/

Definitions of loved word

  • adjective loved held in deep affection; cherished: loved companions; much-loved friends. 1
  • noun loved a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. 1
  • noun loved a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend. 1
  • noun loved sexual passion or desire. 1
  • noun loved a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart. 1
  • noun loved (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love? 1

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Origin of loved

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Loved


loved popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% 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".

loved usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for loved

adj loved

  • beloved — A beloved person, thing, or place is one that you feel great affection for.
  • precious — of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals.
  • adored — to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
  • cherished — clung to, esp when fulfilment is unlikely

adjective loved

  • treasured — wealth or riches stored or accumulated, especially in the form of precious metals, money, jewels, or plate.
  • respected — a particular, detail, or point (usually preceded by in): to differ in some respect.
  • important — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • prized — pry2 .
  • valued — highly regarded or esteemed: a valued friend.

Antonyms for loved

adjective loved

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

Top questions with loved

  • when you loved someone?
  • the spy who loved me?
  • how sweet it is to be loved by you?

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