Simple Definition of disarming
: tending to remove any feelings of unfriendliness or distrust
Examples of disarming in a sentence
We were all charmed by his disarming openness and modesty.
<a thoroughly disarming little rascal who can talk his way out of any trouble>
Did You Know?
A defeated country is sometimes forced to disarm (give up its weapons), and research may be aimed at disarming a deadly virus (making it incapable of doing damage). But the meaning of the adjective disarming isn't quite so physical. If you say your nephew has a disarming smile, you mean that his smile's warmth and genuineness disarm the people he meets of any possible suspicion or criticism and of any verbal weapons they might have used against him.
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