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Definitions of endearing

endearing  (ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ



  1. giving rise to love or esteem; charming

Derived Forms

enˈdearingly  adverb


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= attractive, winning, pleasing, appealing, sweet, engaging, charming, pleasant, cute, enticing, captivating, lovable, alluring, adorable, winsome, cutesy (informal) (mainly US)

endear  (ɪnˈdɪə



  1. (transitive) to cause to be beloved or esteemed

Translations for 'endearing'

  • British English: endearing If you describe someone's behaviour as endearing, you mean that it causes you to feel very fond of them. ADJECTIVEShe has such an endearing personality.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: simpático
  • Chinese: 惹人喜爱的惹人喜爱愛的
  • European Spanish: entrañable
  • French: attachant attachante
  • German: gewinnend
  • Italian: accattivante
  • Japanese: 人の心を引き付ける
  • Korean: 사랑스러운
  • Portuguese: simpático simpática
  • Spanish: entrañable

Example Sentences Including 'endearing'

He was young enough to be enthused by my enthusiasm, professional enough to find it endearing.
Vanessa Jones THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE (2002)
Like the rest of the hotel, it was at the same time elegant, tacky and endearing.
Kallen, Lucille C B Greenfield - A Little Madness
He was unfortunate enough to resemble his pretty mother while bearing the sex of his father, thus endearing himself to neither aunt.
Butler, Gwendoline Coffin on the Water


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