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endearing

[en-deer-ing] /ɛnˈdɪər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to make dear or beloved.
2.
manifesting or evoking affection:
an endearing smile.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; endear + -ing2
Related forms
endearingly, adverb
self-endearing, adjective
unendearing, adjective
unendearingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un endearing

endearing

/ɪnˈdɪərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
giving rise to love or esteem; charming
Derived Forms
endearingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un endearing

endearing

adj.

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

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