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
Recent Examples of disarming from the Web
One of the most disarming aspects of Roberts' vocals always has been her tendency to shy away from the peak notes in any given melody line.
Its disarming atmosphere, with an East Coast beach decor.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'disarming.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
When Should You Use disarming?
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.
First Known Use of disarming
Synonymsadorable, darling, dear, lovable, endearing, lovesome, precious, sweet, winning, winsome
Antonymsabhorrent, abominable, detestable, hateful, loathsome, odious, unlovable
Related Wordsembraceable, kissable; beloved, cherished, favored, favorite, loved, treasured; attractive, beautiful, desirable, lovely; alluring, appealing, captivating, charming, enchanting, engaging, entrancing, fascinating, fetching; admirable, likable (or likeable), reputable, respectable; affable, agreeable, cheerful, cordial, friendly, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, gracious, kind, nice, pleasant; delightful, pleasing, well-disposed
Near Antonymsunloved; contemptible, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, heinous, horrible, lousy, nasty, offensive, unlikable, unpleasant, wretched; frightful, grotesque, hideous, ill-favored, monstrous, ogreish, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive; ugly, unattractive, unsightly, vile; appalling, awful, dreadful, foul, horrendous, horrid, nauseating, noisome, obnoxious, obscene, revolting, scandalous, shocking, sickening
DISARMING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disarming for English Language Learners
: tending to remove any feelings of unfriendliness or distrust
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up disarming? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).