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inviting

adjective

Simple Definition of inviting

  • : attractive in a way that makes you want to do something, go somewhere, be near someone, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inviting

invitingly

play adverb

1604

First Known Use of inviting

1604


INVITING Defined for Kids

inviting

adjective in·vit·ing \in-ˈvī-tiŋ\

Definition of inviting for Students

  1. :  attractive 1 <The houses looked warm and inviting with wreaths and holly … — Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses>

invitingly

adverb



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