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endearing (ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ Pronunciation for endearing



  1. giving rise to love or esteem; charming

Derived Forms

enˈdearingly adverb

endear (ɪnˈdɪə Pronunciation for endear



  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'

'It is a simple campaign that captures endearing moments of everyday life,' says Pandey.
Business Today (2002)
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
He was young enough to be enthused by my enthusiasm, professional enough to find it endearing.
Vanessa Jones THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE (2002)
However, the heavily accented peppering of quips and deadpan remarks isn't endearing enough to offset the game's hackneyed play.
canada.com (2004)
It is their uncomplicated outlook on life which is one of the most endearing virtues of an Arian.
Parker, Julia The Zodiac Family
Like the rest of the hotel, it was at the same time elegant, tacky and endearing.
Kallen, Lucille C B Greenfield - A Little Madness
The practicalities can also be less endearing than the exciting ideas.
Independent (1998)
This is essential when preparing your house for sale - what's endearing and personal to you will just look untidy to a viewer.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
To be frank, I find Torontonians ' anxieties about their home city rather endearing.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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