What is Dearness?

Dearness definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective,, dearA.est.
beloved or loved: a dear friend.
(used in the salutation of a letter as an expression of affection or respect or as a conventional greeting): Dear Sir.

precious in one’s regard; cherished: our dearest possessions.
heartfelt; earnest: one’s dearest wish.
high-priced; expensive: The silk dress was too dear.
charging high prices: That shop is too dear for my budget.
excessive; high: a dear price to pay for one’s independence.
Obsolete. difficult to get; scarce.
Obsolete. worthy; honorable.

a person who is good, kind, or generous: You’re a dear to help me with the work.
a beloved one.

(sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar term of address, as to a child or romantic partner (sometimes offensive when used to a stranger, subordinate, etc.)

dearly; fondly.
at a high price: That painting cost me dear.

(used as an exclamation of surprise, distress, etc.): Oh dear, what a disappointment! Dear me! What’s all that noise?