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Origin of inviting

First recorded in 1580–90; invite + -ing2
Related formsin·vit·ing·ly, adverbin·vit·ing·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for invitingly

politely, invitingly, winsomely

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British Dictionary definitions for invitingly


  1. tempting; alluring; attractive
Derived Formsinvitingly, adverbinvitingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for invitingly



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

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