endearment

  • 1Endearment — En*dear ment, n. The act of endearing or the state of being endeared; also, that which manifests, excites, or increases, affection. The great endearments of prudent and temperate speech. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Her first endearments twining… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2endearment — index affection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3endearment — act of endearing, 1610s, from ENDEAR (Cf. endear) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning obligation of gratitude is from 1620s; that of action expressive of love is from 1702 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4endearment — ► NOUN 1) love or affection. 2) a word or phrase expressing this …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5endearment — [en dir′mənt, indir′mənt] n. 1. an endearing or being endeared; affection 2. a word or act expressing affection …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Endearment — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Expression of affection or love. < N PARAG:Endearment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 endearment endearment caress Sgm: N 1 blandishment blandishment blandiment| Sgm: N 1 panchement panchement fondling billing and cooing… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7endearment — [[t]ɪndɪ͟ə(r)mənt[/t]] endearments N VAR An endearment is a loving or affectionate word or phrase that you say to someone you love. No term of endearment crossed their lips. ...flattering endearments …

    English dictionary

  • 8endearment — noun 1) his murmured endearments Syn: term of affection, term of endearment, pet name; (endearments) sweet nothings, sweet talk 2) he spoke to her without endearment Syn: affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 9endearment — UK [ɪnˈdɪə(r)mənt] / US [ɪnˈdɪrmənt] noun [countable] Word forms endearment : singular endearment plural endearments a word or phrase that you say to someone you love, for example darling or sweetheart …

    English dictionary

  • 10endearment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of endearing Nouns 1. endearment, caress; fondling, billing and cooing, hand holding, nuzzling, embrace, kiss, buss, smack, peck, osculation. Informal, first base, noogie, French kiss, passion kiss,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11endearment — en|dear|ment [ınˈdıəmənt US ınˈdır ] n [U and C] actions or words that express your love for someone ▪ nicknames and other terms of endearment …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12endearment — noun (C) an action or word that expresses your love for someone: whispering endearments to her | term of endearment (=a way you address someone you love) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13endearment — noun Date: 1610 1. a word or an act (as a caress) expressing affection 2. the act or process of endearing …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14endearment — /en dear meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of endearing. 2. the state of being endeared. 3. something that endears; an action or utterance showing affection: to murmur endearments. [1605 15; ENDEAR + MENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15endearment — noun affection …

    Wiktionary

  • 16endearment — Synonyms and related words: artful endearments, bait, baited trap, blandishments, caress, charm, come on, decoy, decoy duck, drawcard, drawing card, ground bait, honeyed words, hook, lure, pat, snare, soft words, sweet nothings, sweet talk, trap …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17endearment — en|dear|ment [ ın dırmənt ] noun count a word or phrase that you say to someone you love, for example DARLING or SWEETHEART …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18endearment — n. affection, fondness; esteem, regard …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19endearment — noun love or affection. ↘an affectionate or loving word or phrase …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20endearment — n. 1. Endearing, attaching, attachment, making dear. 2. Fondness, tenderness, attachment, love, tender affection, close tie, fond attachment. 3. Caressing, caress, blandishment, fondling …

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