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endearing

[en-deer-ing]
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adjective
  1. tending to make dear or beloved.
  2. manifesting or evoking affection: an endearing smile.
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Origin of endearing

First recorded in 1615–25; endear + -ing2
Related formsen·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 unendearing

endearing

adjective
  1. giving rise to love or esteem; charming
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Derived Formsendearingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unendearing

endearing

adj.

1660s, present participle adjective from endear. Related: Endearingly.

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