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Definition of "endearing" []

  • Inspiring affection or warm sympathy: the endearing charm of a little child. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endearing" in a sentence
  • "My main problem with "endearing" is that I only see it used by adults talking about children (the AHD usage example is "the endearing charm of a little child") and to use it to talk about children's books betrays the child audience."
  • "One of the things I find endearing is when you are taken someplace that makes you feel separate from the world."
  • "What I find so endearing is that you have a daughter who is so obviously full of love and life and sees nothing wrong with expressing it."