removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion, etc., as by being charming: a disarming smile.
- dis·arm·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use disarming in a sentence
The conversation is intense, but always friendly—Bartiromo is disarmingly polite in person.
Their phones do work, and are operated by a disarmingly well-mannered host or hostess.Inside London’s Hottest Celebrity Haunt—But How Long Will Chiltern Firehouse Burn? | Lizzie Crocker | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Homely, folksy, in certain aspects disarmingly simple; but don't let any of that fool you.
Michel's newspaper colleagues remember him as a disarmingly friendly, slightly nerdy, not especially conservative.
Instead, this delightful, disarmingly genuine woman climbed up on that stage and turned the world into her cheerleader.
Pink reached for a toothpick, eyeing Andy side-long; dimpled his cheeks disarmingly, and cleared his throat.Flying U Ranch | B. M. Bower
Even so, the relation between the soul and the gland was absolutely unintelligible, as Descartes disarmingly confessed.Theodicy | G. W. Leibniz
She pushed back her sun-bonnet and with it a mass of red-brown hair that curled damply on her forehead, and smiled disarmingly.Cow-Country | B. M. Bower
Then suddenly Pierce smiled, his young face disarmingly innocent and merry.The Man Who Staked the Stars | Charles Dye
Indeed, the glance which met his own seemed to Orme to be disarmingly good-natured.The Girl and The Bill | Bannister Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for disarming
tending to neutralize or counteract hostility, suspicion, etc
- disarmingly, adverb
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