tending to make dear or beloved.
manifesting or evoking affection:
an endearing smile.
verb (used with object)
, esteemed, or beloved:
He endeared himself to his friends with his gentle ways.
to make costly.
) to cause to be beloved or esteemed
giving rise to love or esteem; charming
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White terns hovered inches from my face, impossibly delicate and endearing.
Sissel is endearing in his brutal honesty and loyalty.
The kid actors are so endearing.
You can see where this is going early on, but that doesn't detract from the endearing spell it casts.
Still, there is a persistently endearing quality to the collection.
Buried in all this reverence are two endearing qualities.
His mean competitive streak is not endearing.
There's something endearing about his singleminded determination and seeming sincerity.
He possesses a sarcastic wit that is undoubtedly as irritating to his critics as it is endearing to his supporters.
And though victimhood might be endearing to some, it certainly won't help win elections.
Though some are marked with splashes and smudges of glaze, all have an endearing freshness and even joy.
Despite his achievements, he retains an endearing sense of graciousness and humility.
Not surprisingly, the objects of his scrutiny do not find this treatment endearing.
The plot is endearing and fun, and points to a well-written screenplay.
Those certainly are endearing features, and for consumers who crave versatility, they trump the tablet's annoyances.
There are a few reasons why urban cyclists find single-speed bikes so endearing.
His cornball enthusiasm was so compelling and so endearing.
He found his summer town unpretentious, gritty, endearing.
After nearly half a century of such pestering, this endearing vampire now knows practically everything about the movies.
His admission that he didn't know much about economics managed to be both endearing and somewhat frightening.
Interestingly, anti-sentimentally, the object of his pity is not endearing.
Sometimes the attention to detail can be rather endearing.
She has a lot to put up with, and she puts up with it with endearing good-enough grace.
While their meandering, dotty conversation is endearing and enlightening, following along is an exercise in stamina.
The realization is refreshing, even endearing: it means he actually had to work at something.
In fact, precious few aspects of bedbug biology are endearing.
The list of songs is extensive and wonderfully endearing.
There is something endearing about the contradictions embodied in the lute.
Equally endearing is the author's own faith in her readers' sophistication.
The answer is chickens-- endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food.
To watch him interact with children is both endearing and motivating.
Devon is a warm, endearing individual with many qualities.
People are readily drawn to red foxes-those dainty, furry animals with endearing faces.
In this simple, yet endearing story, two children invent an intricate plan to conceal the loss of a pair of shoes.
Even butterflies make claims on public sympathies, thanks to vivid colors or habits seen as endearing.
One employee in particular seems to make a lasting and endearing impression on all she meets.
There was a wonderful selection of natives good for wildlife, in endearing small spaces.
We don't need to learn about his mundane issues with his dad, as if they somehow explain his endearing wackiness.