- tending to make dear or beloved.
- manifesting or evoking affection: an endearing smile.
Origin of endearing
Examples from the Web for endearingly
The story of how it was orchestrated—by co-star Julianna Margulies, no less—has been endearingly documented.Josh Charles on Life After ‘The Good Wife’ and His Insane Movie ‘Bird People’
September 13, 2014
LEGO has succeeded in convincing itself and its public that its brand is endearingly and refreshingly neutral.Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too
August 6, 2014
Hello, Susan Patton aka the endearingly self-named Princeton Mom.Dear Princeton Mom, Stop Telling Me To Husband-Hunt
February 14, 2014
Also, did I mention they feature (endearingly) neurotic protagonists?Curtis Sittenfeld: How I Write
June 26, 2013
Despite—and probably because of—your endearingly naked hucksterism, we have always found you likable.Donald Trump’s Latest Challenge to Obama Renders Him Irrelevant
October 24, 2012
So smart she was, and spoken of endearingly as 'the little MacAnder!'The Forsyte Saga, Complete
In tears, I was embracing his feet; he rose and blessed me endearingly.Autobiography of a YOGI
"All right, my ten-year-old; mother will be your right hand man," she said, endearingly.A Romance of Toronto
Annie Gregg Savigny
She said this firmly and yet endearingly, and met his eyes with her eyes.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days
It makes one think of the boys gentle love for his little mother, as he endearingly spoke of his mother.Wagner as I Knew Him
Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
- giving rise to love or esteem; charming
Word Origin and History for endearingly
1660s, present participle adjective from endear. Related: Endearingly.