endearing

adjective
en·​dear·​ing | \ in-ˈdir-iŋ How to pronounce endearing (audio) , en- \

Definition of endearing

: arousing feelings of affection or admiration an endearing habit/quality … the character he plays … is one of the most endearing on television …— Frank Owen

Other Words from endearing

endearingly \ in-​ˈdir-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce endearing (audio) , en-​ \ adverb
an endearingly warmhearted person

Examples of endearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scenes between Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran are most endearing. Sheena Scott, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 So there’s not a whiff of entitlement about him, which many who played or worked with Pederson insist is one of his many endearing qualities. Gene Frenette, USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2022 Brainwashed has many endearing qualities, such as interesting interviewees and pretty shots of Menkes strolling down the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival, but the presence of a solid theoretical framework is not one of its virtues. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Jan. 2022 Somewhere along the way, the Cowboys have lost a trait that NFL fans find either endearing or infuriating. David Moore, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2020 Tuesday's opener between Indianapolis and the Omaha Storm Chasers featured several quirky and exciting events that highlight the endearing nature of minor league baseball. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Apr. 2022 In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. White became one of the most endearing and enduring faces on television. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2021 But both actors dive into the setup with such zeal that the characters’ helplessness, the threat of social mortification and their frustrated inability to communicate with their daughter become quite endearing. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 On the melodramatic side of the western family drama is Dallas—while the Cartwrights were mutually supportive and endearing, the Ewings of Texas were constantly scheming and feuding. Ben Rosenstock, Time, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of endearing

1766, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Endearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endearing. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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