Definition of 'darling'

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Example sentences containing 'darling'

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Just hold off telling the little darlings, we suggest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's also a way of training your little darlings as architects from the age of four. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the difference between him and a parent is that he's not clouded by worrying that the poor little darlings can't wear the shoes they like. The Sun (2016)So why pick on these poor darlings? The Sun (2006)We think our little darlings are terribly bright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My mother used to call him her darling little brother. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another former darling of the fleetingly fashionable green technology industry teetered on the edge of collapse yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They keep the little darlings in anticipation at the table for a while longer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So who could be the next little darling of the screen? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Unlike babe or darling, love is parental. The Sun (2012)So which one of us should be the wife today, darling? Times, Sunday Times (2013)He was wildly popular back home but he did not become a darling of the French crowds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Books are the new shoes, darling! Times, Sunday Times (2014)No wonder it is moped, poor darling! Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)But my darling wife is not cut of that same cloth, it seems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Fifteen years on, he hopes to become its darling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is a hard trial, my poor darling. Susan Coolidge What Katy Did (1872)Missed targets and the defection of important staff has seen the former darling of the high street drift steadily lower since mid-March. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Take care darling I love you and think about you always. Louise Carpenter AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)I don't think so, darling. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

Synonyms of 'darling'

favourite, pet, spoilt child, apple of your eye

Word Lists

affection, river

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In Common Usage. darling is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'darling'

British English: darling /ˈdɑːlɪŋ/ NOUN
You call someone darling if you love them or like them very much.
Thank you, darling.
  • American English: darling
  • Arabic: حَبِيب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: querido
  • Chinese: 亲爱的人
  • Croatian: dragi
  • Czech: miláček
  • Danish: skat person
  • Dutch: lieveling
  • European Spanish: cariño
  • Finnish: kulta hellittelysana
  • French: chéri
  • German: Liebling
  • Greek: αγαπημένος
  • Italian: tesoro
  • Japanese: いとしい人
  • Korean: 사랑스러운 사람
  • Norwegian: elskling
  • Polish: ukochany
  • European Portuguese: querido
  • Romanian: dragă
  • Russian: любимый
  • Spanish: cariño
  • Swedish: älskling
  • Thai: ที่รัก
  • Turkish: sevgilim
  • Ukrainian: любий
  • Vietnamese: người yêu dấu
British English: darling ADJECTIVE
Some people use darling to describe someone or something that they love or like very much.
To have a darling baby boy was the greatest gift I could imagine.
  • American English: darling
  • Brazilian Portuguese: querido
  • Chinese: 心爱的
  • European Spanish: querido
  • French: chéri
  • German: lieb
  • Italian: adorato
  • Japanese: 最愛の
  • Korean: 사랑스러운
  • European Portuguese: querido
  • Spanish: querido


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