Definition of Endearing

1. Adjective. Lovable especially in a childlike or naive way.

Exact synonyms: Adorable, Lovely
Similar to: Lovable, Loveable
Derivative terms: Adorability, Adorableness, Adore, Loveliness



Definition of Endearing

1. a. Making dear or beloved; causing love.

Definition of Endearing

1. Adjective. Inspiring love or affection, in a childlike way. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of endear) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endearing

1. endear [v] - See also: endear

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Literary usage of Endearing

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"BELIEVE ME, IF ALL THOSE endearing YOUNG CHARMS BELIEVE me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1917)
"Believe me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, ..."

3. The American Monthly Magazine (1837)
"Why so endearing Are those dark lustrous eyes, Deeply, sincerely; And more than aught else ... Why so endearing Glows the glad sunny smile As I am nearing; ..."

4. An Introduction to Poetry by Jay Broadus Hubbell, John Owen Beaty (1922)
"BELIEVE ME, IF ALL THOSE endearing YOUNG CHARMS Believe me, if all those endearing young charms Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by ..."

5. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1911)
"... if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts fading away, ..."

6. The Edinburgh Literary Journal; Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1830)
"endearing ! endearing ! Why so endearing Glows the glad sunny smile When I am ... It brightens ! it brightens ! Is ever endearing. Why so endearing Is ..."

7. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"Believe me, if all those endearing young charms, Which I gaze on so fondly to-day, Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms, Like fairy-gifts ..."

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