Darling definition

därlĭng
One that is greatly liked or preferred; a favorite.
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A person much loved by another.
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Dearly beloved.
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Regarded with special favor; favorite.
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A sweet, lovable, or gracious person.
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(informal) Cute; attractive.

A darling dress.

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(informal) Charming or amusing.

A darling hat.

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A favorite.
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Very dear; beloved.
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Darling is defined as a term of endearment used for a charming or beloved person.

A example of darling is a term used for your lovely wife.

An example of darling is a well-loved person who is adored by all.

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A person who is dear to one.
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The definition of darling is someone or something that is cute or someone that is loved.

An attractive little house is an example of something that might be described as a darling house.

A beloved wife is an example of someone who would be described as a darling wife.

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(place) River in SE Australia, flowing southwest into the Murray River: c. 1,700 mi (2,736 km)
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She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.

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Well isn't that a darling little outfit she has on.

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An English and Scottish surname​, originally a nickname from darling.
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A major river of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, named for Governor Ralph Darling.
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The Australian aboriginal language Baagandji, spoken along this river in New South Wales.
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A dearly beloved person.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of darling - dearling

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
darling
Plural:
darlings

Adjective

Base Form:
darling
Comparative:
darlinger
Superlative:
darlingest

Origin of darling

  • Middle English dereling from Old English dēorling dēore dear -ling diminutive suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English derling, from Old English dēorling (“darling, favorite, minion", also "household god”), corresponding to dear +‎ -ling.

    From Wiktionary