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endearing

[ en-deer-ing ]
/ ɛnˈdɪər ɪŋ /
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adjective

tending to make dear or beloved.
manifesting or evoking affection: an endearing smile.

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Origin of endearing

First recorded in 1615–25; endear + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM endearing

en·dear·ing·ly, adverbself-en·dear·ing, adjectiveun·en·dear·ing, adjectiveun·en·dear·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for endearing

endearing
/ (ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ) /

adjective

giving rise to love or esteem; charming

Derived forms of endearing

endearingly, adverb
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