Verbal Ability - Antonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Antonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.24)

In the following questions choose the word which is the exact OPPOSITE of the given words.

24. 

DEAR

[A]. Priceless
[B]. Free
[C]. Worthless
[D]. Cheap

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Deeksha said: (Jun 5, 2010)  
Dear means expensive not cheap.

Sundar said: (Jun 6, 2010)  
Hi Deeksha,

As you mentioned, Dear means Expensive (synonym).

But the question asked is Antonym.

Therefore, the given answer is correct.

Viewers..... Have a nice day!

Rakesh said: (Jul 4, 2010)  
Sundar you are write...................
Thankyou.

Vicky said: (Jul 8, 2010)  
Yes Sundar you are Right...:-)

Goutam said: (Jan 29, 2011)  
Hi,
As the word mentioned here is for antonym.... could you provide us with an example.

Danish said: (Sep 26, 2011)  
Antonym of dear is cheap, inexpensive.

Because dear means expensive.

Shreya said: (Nov 26, 2011)  
Why can't it be worthless?

Wasim said: (Jun 29, 2013)  
What is the difference b/w deer / dare / dear ?

Deer = animal name.

My dear friend how are you ?

Dare means what?

Irshad said: (Oct 1, 2013)  
Dear means loved or liked very much.

How an antonym is cheap?

Why not worthless?

Sandeep said: (Jan 11, 2014)  
Dear is same as expensive and antonym of expensive is cheap.

Badan Singh said: (Mar 31, 2015)  
Meaning of worthless?

Anu said: (Apr 17, 2015)  
Worthless means value less (no cost).

Dear means expensive (more cost).

Cheap means inexpensive (less cost).

Affina said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
Even worthless is a right answer as 'dear' is also used to refer something valuable (like 'this dress is very dear to me') here antonym becomes 'worthless'.

Ragibul Hoque ( Rajib) said: (Jan 20, 2016)  
Dear means love, favorite. i.e. A dear little child. Dear madam. Here Dear is used as Adjective.

Dear means expensive. i.e To buy cheap and sell dear is his practice. Here dear is used as Adverb.

So Antonym of dear is cheap that is logical.

Rishab said: (Aug 17, 2016)  
The answers seems a bit ambiguous. Even worthless fits quite correctly here. Anything that is not dear (noun- here meaning close) is worthless.

Rahul said: (Aug 31, 2016)  
Dear means most expensive thing.

Nishant said: (Oct 13, 2016)  
Why not worthless?

Dear means Precious or priceless.

So worthless can be the correct answer as well.

Have checked in the thesaurus as well.

Aman said: (Jan 12, 2017)  
I think it should be worthless.

Charles Arthur Williams said: (Jan 31, 2017)  
Dear = beloved, cherished, prized, valued, precious, loved.
Hence in this context hated should be the answer!
It cannot be cheap.

Please rectify this.

Andy said: (Jul 5, 2017)  
Well explained @Sundar.

Anu said: (Jul 16, 2017)  
Dear means expensive or costly so the opposite is cheap.

Anaya Annem said: (Oct 23, 2017)  
Dear is something really worth to a person. It does not show the cost of that particular thing.

So the opposite is inappropriate to be cheap. It must be worthless.

Neha Bisht said: (Nov 30, 2017)  
Out of the all the options, 'worthless' would be the right answer.

As Dear is something that is valued and priceless, 'worthless' is the exact opposite of priceless.

Ravi said: (Jan 31, 2018)  
Worthless would be the correct one.

Shubham Patil said: (Feb 15, 2018)  
Answer Should be Worthless. Dear means the things which is of worth to us.

Sameekshya said: (May 29, 2018)  
I think "worthless" is also an answer.

Jui Dey said: (Jun 6, 2018)  
Dear are valuable to us and worthless means valueless. So why not worthless?

Wallah said: (Jun 21, 2018)  
@Sundar.

Worthless is the correct answer.

Sofia Mendes said: (Mar 19, 2019)  
I think it should be worthless.

Ikira said: (May 16, 2019)  
Worthless is right.

Example : Oh, this book is very dear to me.

I don't think "Cheap" fits the antonym here while "Worthless" makes perfect sense.

Upasana Roy said: (Jun 6, 2019)  
Why not worthless? please explain.

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