in·​vit·​ing | \ in-ˈvī-tiŋ How to pronounce inviting (audio) \

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Other Words from inviting

invitingly adverb

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In fact, they should be hammered less in order to make California a more inviting place to invest and create jobs. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: How California can become a tuition-free college state," 11 June 2019 The group also met with the leadership of the Reshet, a community of young adults in their 20s and 30s who chose to stay in Be’er Sheva after their university studies to create a vibrant and inviting scene for young adults. Sergio Carmona,, "President/founder of Miami organization of Jewish mothers attends Hakhel Israel mission," 20 June 2019 With three other campuses in West Virginia, the accredited Valley College provides students comfortable and inviting spaces designed to encourage learning and facilitate growth. John Benson,, "Career training trade school Valley College opens first Ohio location in Brooklyn," 10 June 2019 Given my past experiences, this doesn’t seem like a very inviting place. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "No Man’s Sky travel diary: the final entry," 29 Aug. 2018 Sweeping views of the ByWard Market below, and Canada’s Parliament and the Ottawa River beyond, were the room’s most inviting feature of all. New York Times, "An Ottawa Hotel Is an Ode to Canada," 2 June 2018 The refresh includes a more inviting lobby with panoramic views of the ocean. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Hotel renovations: Properties in Nashville, Utah, Colorado get major upgrades," 30 May 2018 Interurban Boathouse Chef Christine McCabe has come out of the alley and into a bright and inviting place. Ina Pinkney,, "Interurban Boathouse, Frunchroom and Coffee Joint: Ina's best bets for breakfast this month," 23 May 2018 The former 11th-rounder (Nova Southeastern, 2013) was coming off his worst season as a pro (.708) OPS after blasting 15 homers and driving in 101 runs in 2014, but Triple-A El Paso proved an inviting scene for a fresh start. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres roster review: Carlos Asuaje," 4 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of inviting

1604, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of inviting

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


in·​vit·​ing | \ in-ˈvī-tiŋ\

Kids Definition of inviting

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

Other Words from inviting

invitingly adverb

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