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1A word or phrase expressing love or affection.
sweet nothings, sweet words, sweet talk, affectionate talk, soft wordsView synonyms
- ‘The slow movement has effortless grace, so gentle in its seduction and courtly in guise that one imagines two dancing figures lovingly expressing endearments.’
- ‘He seemed content just to spend every waking minute with me, cuddling me to his chest, hugging me and whispering endearments in my ears.’
- ‘My mother never addressed me with lovely endearments unless she was putting on a show for someone.’
- ‘The endearments were repeated endlessly, carried away by the desert breeze.’
- ‘The remainder of your holiday is filled with romantic walks on unspoilt beaches and whispered endearments you only half understand.’
- ‘What were the promises and endearments whispered to them?’
- ‘It was here a young couple walked hand in hand, whispering sweet endearments to each other.’
- ‘When I was growing up, my relations had a whole range of bizarre endearments for me, depending on circumstance and geography.’
- ‘She whispered little endearments to Rebecca, and brushed stray hairs from her forehead.’
- ‘He speaks with a light drawl - he was born in Lubbock, Tex. - and he seems to mean it when he drops endearments like ‘hon.’’
- ‘His last words to me were endearments and affirmations of how much I meant to him and how important it was for me to be in his life.’
- ‘He grinned wickedly, holding my hands in his, whispering French endearments into my ear.’
- ‘‘Thank you,’ Snow smiled as they watched the happy couple murmur loving endearments to each other.’
- ‘It was the best he could give me because he couldn't feel what I felt, couldn't return the endearments or the love.’
- ‘There was dark hair spilling over her shoulder, a soft voice whispering endearments in her ear.’
- 1.1 Love or affection.‘a term of endearment’
affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling, sentiment, warmth, love, liking, care, regard, attachmentView synonyms
- ‘Now the rather more earthy term of endearment used by her husband can be revealed - she is Philip's ‘cabbage’.’
- ‘They claim that it is a term of endearment or affection.’
- ‘I assume ‘cute as a bug's ear’ is an American or Tennessee-an term of endearment.’
- ‘But I think it's just a term of endearment from the sports fans for a ground that they love.’
- ‘She also told me that she asked my friend Maranda if this common derogatory term could be used as a term of endearment.’
- ‘And speaking of terms of endearment, let's not forget those of the animal variety, too - chicken, kitten, possum, chickadee, dog.’
- ‘Sometimes it will be a term of endearment, sometimes a term of abuse.’
- ‘Believe me, these are not terms of endearment on his part.’
- ‘In the 70's, ‘boy’ ceased to be a term of endearment.’
- ‘Old-fashioned terms of endearment rained down upon us: ‘Here are your pills, my love’, ‘Come on, sweetheart’.’
- ‘I thought they had called me ‘currant’ and that it was a term of endearment.’
- ‘If I sought to find a new term of endearment for my wife, I do not think I would be well advised to look to the vegetable rack for inspiration.’
- ‘Sister seems to have been a term of endearment, rather than an expression of a family relationship.’
- ‘You won't be surprised to learn that that is not a term of endearment.’
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