endearing

adjective en·dear·ing \ in-ˈdir-iŋ , en- \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

endearingly

play \in-ˈdir-iŋ-lē, en-\ adverb
    • an endearingly warmhearted person

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First Known Use of endearing

1766


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