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Is dear a formal word?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Then, is Dear formal?
"Dear" is customary in letter salutations.Thatincludes business letters, letters to people you don't know,andletters to people you don't like. Otherwise, "dear" isanendearment. The degree of closeness it expresses depends onthespeaker, and probably varies regionally as well.
Similarly, what kind of word is dear? adjective, dear. er, dear. est. (usedinthe salutation of a letter as an expression of affection orrespector as a conventional greeting): DearSir.
Likewise, people ask, do you start a professional email with dear?
Try “Dear Sir or Madam” ifyouwant to use this greeting. "Hello," whilelessformal, is also less likely to offend and is agoodway to start an email when you don't knowthename of the recipient. If the organization encourageslessformal emails, it could be appropriate to startanemail with a simple “Hi.”
Is Dear professional?
While those informal styles of greeting are fineforcasual emails to friends or even for more formal emails youmightsend out to groups of people, in a professionalletteryou'll need to use a personal salutation, one with either afirstand/or last name (“Dear Mr. Doe”) or a jobtitle(“Dear Hiring Manager”).