Endearing

  • 1endearing — [en dir′iŋ, in dir′iŋ] adj. 1. that makes dear or well liked 2. expressing affection [endearing tones] …

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  • 2Endearing — En*dear ing, a. Making dear or beloved; causing love. {En*dear ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3endearing — 1660s, prp. adj. from ENDEAR (Cf. endear). Related: Endearingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4endearing — [adj] lovable adorable, captivating, charming, dear, irresistible, sweet, winning; concept 404 …

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  • 5endearing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inspiring love or affection. DERIVATIVES endearingly adverb …

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  • 6endearing — en|dear|ing [ınˈdıərıŋ US ınˈdır ] adj making someone love or like you endearing qualities/traits etc ▪ Shyness is one of her most endearing qualities. ▪ an endearing smile >endearingly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7endearing — [[t]ɪndɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If you describe someone s behaviour as endearing, you mean that it causes you to feel very fond of them. She has such an endearing personality... Henry s lisp is so endearing. Derived words: endearingly… …

    English dictionary

  • 8endearing —   Ho ālohaloha.    ♦ Endearing terms: nūnū maka onaona (see dove); kole maka onaona (see kole); kūmū (slang); milimili, lei, aloha, ku u ōnohi, hiwahiwa, pua mae ole, aloha makamae. The singular possessives ku u, my, and kō, your, are endearing,… …

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  • 9Endearing — Endear En*dear , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Endeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Endearing}.] 1. To make dear or beloved. To be endeared to a king. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise the price or cost of; to make costly or expensive. [R.] King James I. (1618).… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10endearing — endearingly, adv. /en dear ing/, adj. 1. tending to make dear or beloved. 2. manifesting or evoking affection: an endearing smile. [1615 25; ENDEAR + ING2] * * * …

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  • 11endearing — adj. Endearing is used with these nouns: ↑feature, ↑habit, ↑quality …

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  • 12endearing — en|dear|ing [ ın dırıŋ ] adjective making people like you: His shyness can be very endearing. ╾ en|dear|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13endearing — adjective making someone love or like you: an endearing smile endearingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14endearing — adjective the baby ducklings are endearing Syn: lovable, adorable, cute, sweet, dear, delightful, lovely, charming, appealing, attractive, engaging, winning, captivating, enchanting, beguiling, winsome …

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  • 15endearing — UK [ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ] / US [ɪnˈdɪrɪŋ] adjective making people like you His shyness can be very endearing. Derived word: endearingly adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 16endearing — adjective Inspiring love or affection, in a childlike way …

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  • 17endearing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. appealing, engaging, lovable, likable; see charming . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. lovable, charming, captivating, winning, adorable, sweet, dear, cuddly. ANT.: repulsive …

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  • 18endearing — en dear·ing || ɪərɪŋ adj. arousing love or affection en·dear || ɪn dɪə v. make esteemed or beloved; charm, captivate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19endearing — adjective inspiring love or affection. Derivatives endearingly adverb …

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  • 20endearing — adjective Syn: charming, appealing, attractive, engaging, winning, captivating, enchanting, cute, sweet, delightful, lovely …

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