in·​vit·​ing in-ˈvī-tiŋ How to pronounce inviting (audio)
invitingly adverb

Examples of inviting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Children spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, so finding the right sheets, blankets, and comforters can make the space cozier and more inviting. Alesandra Dubin, Parents, 8 July 2024 Cancer June 21 – July 22 Sitting on the sidelines may currently sound more inviting than jumping into the action., Baltimore Sun, 16 Mar. 2024 Putin’s ability to undermine U.S. democracy has been exaggerated, but Russian active measures will not disappear, and Americans would do well to make their country a less inviting target. Angela Stent, Foreign Affairs, 8 Dec. 2020 In addition to encouraging children to explore nature, the space had two other goals: turning the underutilized urban area next to Bill’s Backyard into an inviting and educational environment and modeling the use of sustainable materials. Nollyanne Delacruz, The Mercury News, 22 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for inviting 

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inviting was in 1604

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“Inviting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: attractive, tempting
an inviting prospect
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