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

adj held dear

“his 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
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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