• (RP) IPA: /ɪnˈdɪəɹɪŋ/, /ɛn-/
  • (GA) IPA: /inˈdɪɹiŋ/


  1. Inspiring affection or love#Noun|love, often in a childlike way.
    Synonyms: cute
    Antonyms: unendearing
    • {...}} I dare not call him father, nor he, without shame, own me as his issue, I being illegitimate, and therefore deprived of that endearing tenderness and unparalleled satisfaction which a good man finds in the love and conversation of a parent.
    • 1808, John [Andrew] Stevenson; Thomas Moore, “{w”, in A Selection of Irish Melodies. […], (please specify ), London: Printed and sold at J. Power's Music & Instrument Warehouse, […], OCLC 78035330 ↗, stanza I, page 112 ↗:
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endearing (plural endearings)

  1. Synonym of endearment#English|endearment.
    • 1919 September, Jack London, “On the Makaloa Mat”, in On the Makaloa Mat, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, OCLC 288484 ↗, page 23 ↗:
      It was arms around, and perpetual endearings, and all that I had missed for a weary twelve-month.
  1. present participle of endear#English|endear.

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