Definition for endearing (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for endearing
When a candidates flaws are seen as an endearing part of who they are, scandal can make them more attractive, Gergen argued.
This thinking can seem innocent and endearing in children; if you will it, it will be.
Of course, it did take the candidate five takes to get that endearing take.CNN ’60s Series Looks at How the Kennedy-Nixon Debate Changed TV|Scott Porch|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That is fascinating, scary, sad, endearing—all of the above.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His reputation at NBC was less than endearing, according to a former colleague from that network.Privilege and Power: The Rise and Rise of Ben Sherwood|Lloyd Grove|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To be familiar and endearing with them all—and so make me mad with envying them.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
There was no one to pronounce him the slave of that most endearing of tyrants, the artistic temperament.George Cruikshank|W. H. Chesson
They slapped him on the back; they called him all sorts of harsh-sounding but endearing names; they jostled him to and fro.Andy at Yale|Roy Eliot Stokes
But how gentle and endearing his deportment could be, was not known till the recollections of Madame D'Arblay were published.
Even to Cherry her voice, rich and deep as it was, never softened; and she rarely used an endearing term.Afterwards|Kathlyn Rhodes
British Dictionary definitions for endearing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for endearing (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for endearing (1 of 2)
1660s, present participle adjective from endear. Related: Endearingly.