Definition of endearing in English:



  • Inspiring love or affection.

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