dearness dearness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality possessed by something with a great price or value

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • As Thomas Jefferson said: "No nation is drunken where wine is cheap; and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage.

News

  • Govt may approve 10 pc DA hike on Friday, to benefit 80 lakh

    NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet could approve a proposal to hike dearness allowance to 90 per cent from existing 80 per cent, a move that would benefit about 50 lakh central employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
    on September 19, 2013     Source: INDOlink

Quotes

  1. Thomas Paine warned, "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."
    on Jul 7, 2005 By: Thomas Paine Source: American Daily

  2. "The proposal would benefit employees following Industrial Dearness Allowance (IDA) pattern of pay scales in CPSEs which are in a position to absorb the additional expenditure without budgetary support," Information and Broadcasting Minister...
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Source: Economic Times

  3. "The overall hike works out to 40 per cent over the last Pay Commission. If one includes the last dearness allowance (DA) hike given in 2004, the effective hike works out to 28 per cent," said Justice BN Srikrishna, chairman of the commission.
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: BN Srikrishna Source: MSN India

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