inviting

  • 1 Inviting — In*vit ing, a. Alluring; tempting; as, an inviting amusement or prospect. [1913 Webster] Nothing is so easy and inviting as the retort of abuse and sarcasm. W. Irving. {In*vit ing*ly}, adv. {In*vit ing*ness}, n. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inviting — index attractive, palatable, persuasive, provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 inviting — (adj.) “attractive, alluring,” c.1600, from prp. of INVITE (Cf. invite) (v.) …

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  • 4 inviting — [adj] alluring, captivating agreeable, appealing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, charming, cordial, delightful, encouraging, engaging, enticing, fascinating, intriguing, magnetic, mouthwatering, open, persuasive, pleasing, provocative,… …

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  • 5 inviting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tempting or attractive. DERIVATIVES invitingly adverb …

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  • 6 inviting — [in vīt′iŋ] adj. tempting; alluring; enticing …

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  • 7 inviting — [[t]ɪnva͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is inviting, you mean that it has good qualities that attract you or make you want to experience it. → See also invite The February air was soft, cool, and inviting... There is an inviting… …

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  • 8 inviting — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, sound ADVERB ▪ very ▪ It was hot and the sea looked very inviting. ▪ especially (e …

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  • 9 inviting — in|vit|ing [ınˈvaıtıŋ] adj something that is inviting is very attractive and makes you want to be near it, try it, taste it etc ▪ The log fire looked warm and inviting. >invitingly adv ▪ She smiled invitingly …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 inviting — in|vit|ing [ ın vaıtıŋ ] adjective something that is inviting is attractive and makes you want to experience it: an inviting outdoor pool ╾ in|vit|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 inviting — adjective an inviting sight, smell, offer etc is very attractive and makes you want to go somewhere or do something: The log fire looked warm and inviting. invitingly adverb: She smiled invitingly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 inviting — un·inviting; inviting; …

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  • 13 inviting — UK [ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] / US adjective something that is inviting is attractive and makes you want to experience it an inviting outdoor pool Derived word: invitingly adverb …

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  • 14 Inviting — Invite In*vite , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inviting}.] [L. invitare: cf. F. inviter. See {Vie}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an… …

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  • 15 inviting — invitingly, adv. invitingness, n. /in vuy ting/, adj. attractive, alluring, or tempting: an inviting offer. [1580 90; INVITE + ING2] * * * …

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  • 16 inviting — adjective the inviting aromas wafting from her kitchen Syn: tempting, enticing, alluring, beguiling; attractive, appealing, pleasant, agreeable, delightful; appetizing, mouthwatering; fascinating, enchanting, entrancing, captivating, intriguing,… …

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  • 17 inviting — [ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ] adj attractive in a way that makes you want to do something Ant: uninviting an inviting outdoor pool[/ex] invitingly adv …

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  • 18 inviting — in•vit•ing [[t]ɪnˈvaɪ tɪŋ[/t]] adj. attractive, alluring, or tempting: an inviting offer[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90 in•vit′ing•ly, adv. in•vit′ing•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 inviting — /ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ / (say in vuyting) adjective that invites; especially attractive, alluring, or tempting: an inviting offer. –invitingly, adverb –invitingness, noun …

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  • 20 inviting — adjective Date: 1604 attractive, tempting • invitingly adverb …

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