Meaning of loved


Your loved ones are the most important people in your life, usually your family members and closest friends. The adjective loved can describe anything you especially cherish.

If you have objects, places, pets, or people in your life that you adore, you know what it means when something is loved. A toddler might insist on bringing her loved teddy bear everywhere. You’ll often find this adjective modified by words like “well” or “much,” and synonyms include “cherished” and “beloved.”

Definitions of loved
  1. adjective

    held dear

    loved companion of many years”


    regarded with admiration
    adored, idolised, idolized, worshipped

    regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)
    beloved, darling, dear

    dearly loved
    blue-eyed, fair-haired, white-haired

    cherished, precious, treasured, wanted

    characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
    best-loved, favored, favorite, favourite, pet, preferent, preferred

    preferred above all others and treated with partiality

    desired or wished for or sought
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    not loved
    alienated, estranged

    caused to be unloved
    bereft, lovelorn, unbeloved

    unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
    despised, detested, hated, scorned

    treated with contempt

    deprived of your rightful heritage
    jilted, rejected, spurned

    rebuffed (by a lover) without warning

    receiving no love

    not wanted; not needed
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