inviting

[ in-vahy-ting ]
/ ɪnˈvaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

attractive, alluring, or tempting: an inviting offer.

Nearby words

  1. invitation,
  2. invitational,
  3. invitatory,
  4. invite,
  5. invitee,
  6. invocate,
  7. invocation,
  8. invocative,
  9. invoice,
  10. invoke

Origin of inviting

First recorded in 1580–90; invite + -ing2

Related formsin·vit·ing·ly, adverbin·vit·ing·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for invitingly

inviting

/ (ɪnˈvaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

tempting; alluring; attractive
Derived Formsinvitingly, adverbinvitingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for invitingly

inviting

adj.

"attractive, alluring," c.1600, from present participle of invite (v.).

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