from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inspiring affection or warm sympathy: the endearing charm of a little child.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inspiring love or affection, in a childlike way.
  • v. Present participle of endear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making dear or beloved; causing love.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a tendency to make dear or beloved; awakening affection: as, endearing qualities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lovable especially in a childlike or naive way


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