Definition of endearing in English:

endearing

adjective

  • Inspiring affection.

    ‘an endearing little grin’
    • ‘As a lawyer and a husband he is not perfect - far from it - but his desire to be good is what makes him endearing.’
    • ‘It's a tendency that is both endearing and mildly frustrating.’
    • ‘The river has a long history of crazy characters - crazy in an endearing sort of way.’
    • ‘Needless to say, she also made news as a person of endearing charm, winning the hearts of the public.’
    • ‘She was a wonderful neighbour who had many endearing qualities which made her a great favourite of all she met.’
    • ‘No one except the Lord spoke to him like that with such an endearing term of undying affection.’
    • ‘Few understood Messiaen early on, most considering him an eccentric if endearing crackpot.’
    • ‘Of course, Maria's movie career did not begin and end with this endearing comedy.’
    • ‘That passion, his knowledge and that endearing easy-going manner have made him a very marketable product.’
    • ‘I can't help getting irritated with people who think being unable to programme the video is somehow an endearing trait.’
    • ‘He ranks as one of the country's most endearing singers.’
    • ‘Evans has a way of combining generous understatement with a big grin that is very endearing.’
    • ‘But Ms Cooper turned adversity into advantage by making an endearing apology.’
    • ‘I'm supposed to find last weekend an endearing joke or something.’
    • ‘You have an endearing quality of youth and innocence that attracts people around you today.’
    • ‘I often attributed his popularity to his lovely, large, endearing eyes and his tinkle of a laugh.’
    • ‘In person, he projects a vulnerability that's nothing short of endearing.’
    • ‘However, their pointed, white-coloured tusks and large ears give them an endearing look.’
    • ‘He also played a number of endearing characters, and was truly one of the most versatile players in Bollywood.’
    • ‘British sports fans are certainly not an endearing lot and have earned that reputation from most beyond the realm.’
    lovable, adorable, cute, sweet, dear, delightful, lovely, charming, appealing, attractive, engaging, winning, captivating, enchanting, beguiling, winsome
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Pronunciation

endearing

/ɛnˈdɪərɪŋ//ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ/