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darling meaning

EN[ˈdɑːlɪŋ] [-ɑː(r)lɪŋ]
US
WDarling
  • Darling is a term of endearment of Anglo-Saxon origin.
  • Darling or Darlin' or Darlings may also refer to:
EN Darling

    Definition of darling in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdarlingsSUF-ling
    1. A person who is dear to one.
      1. But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections.
    2. (by extension) A person who is very popular with a certain group.
      1. a media darling
      2. a darling of the theatre
  • AdjectiveCOMdarlingerSUPdarlingest
    1. Dear; cherished.
      1. She is my darling wife of twenty-two years.
    2. charming.
      1. Well isn't that a darling little outfit she has on.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • After the controversy of her public statement, she has been the darling of right-wing groups who have seized upon her as the poster child of their cause. ‎
      • When Mr. Brown’s aides began touting a Brown ultraloyalist, the schools and children’s secretary, Ed Balls, to take over from Mr. Darling at the Treasury , Mr. Darling, too, threatened to resign.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ling
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
        Related Links:
        1. en darlings
        2. en darlingly
        3. en darlinger
        4. en darlingest
        5. en darlinghood
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of darling for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "darling" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
        Definiteness: Level 8
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