endearing


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en·dear·ing

 (ĕn-dîr′ĭng)
adj.
Inspiring affection or warm sympathy: the endearing charm of a little child.

en·dear′ing·ly adv.

endearing

(ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ)
adj
giving rise to love or esteem; charming
enˈdearingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.endearing - lovable especially in a childlike or naive wayendearing - lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"

endearing

adjective attractive, winning, pleasing, appealing, sweet, engaging, charming, pleasant, cute, enticing, captivating, lovable, alluring, adorable, winsome, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.) She has such an endearing personality.
Translations
مُحَبِّب
sødvindende
geîòekkur, aîlaîandi
kendini sevdirensevimli

endearing

[ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ] ADJ [person, smile] → entrañable, simpático; [characteristic, quality] → atractivo, atrayente; [personality, habit] → encantador
she has a very endearing mannertiene una manera de ser encantadora

endearing

[ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ] adj [personality, trait, feature, quality] → attachant(e); [smile] → engageant(e)

endearing

adj person, qualityliebenswert; habit, trait, mannernett, liebenswert; smilegewinnend

endearing

[ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ] adj (smile) → accattivante; (characteristic, personality) → simpatico/a

endear

(inˈdiə) verb
to make dear or more dear (to). His loyalty endeared him to me.
enˈdearing adjective
arousing feelings of affection. his endearing innocence.
enˈdearment noun
a word of love.
References in classic literature ?
Her soft low voice called him endearing names and he dreamed that his mother had come to him and that she had changed so that she was always as she had been that time after he ran away.
complained Tom, after having been knelt to by the Indian's wife and child, who called him the "preserver" and other endearing titles of the same kind.
That were impossible," returned the young man; "he called you by a thousand endearing epithets, that I may not presume to use, but to the justice of which, I can warmly testify.
And so she fell to murmuring and cooing over the girl again, and softly stroking her face and hair, and kissing her and calling her by endearing names; but there was scarcely sign of response now in the glazing eyes.
She fondled my nose with her hand, and talked to me, and called me endearing names - which is her way - but she caressed with the same hand all the time.
Their language is full of endearing diminutives; nothing that they love escapes the application of a petting diminutive--neither the house, nor the dog, nor the horse, nor the grandmother, nor any other creature, animate or inanimate.
He presently stood at the door immediately beneath me, smoking his pipe, and Biddy stood there too, quietly talking to him, and I knew that they talked of me, for I heard my name mentioned in an endearing tone by both of them more than once.
Well, I have brought this stocking-- for which, if I might but use them, I have at the moment a stock of the most appropriately endearing adjectives--for the same purpose.
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
Miller was an unsympathetic woman, who made no friends among the girls, and satisfied her affectionate impulses by petting a large cat named Gracchus, but generally called Bacchus by an endearing modification of the harsh initial consonant.
The claims of justice, both on one side and on the other, will be in force, and must be fulfilled; the rights of humanity must in all cases be duly and mutually respected; whilst considerations of a common interest, and, above all, the remembrance of the endearing scenes which are past, and the anticipation of a speedy triumph over the obstacles to reunion, will, it is hoped, not urge in vain MODERATION on one side, and PRUDENCE on the other.
The young man, standing up before her, gazed upon her with that filial affection which is so tender and endearing with children whose mothers are still young and handsome.