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Meaning of ENDEARMENT

Pronunciation:  en'deermunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of showing affection
 

ENDEARMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: benignity, kindness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*dear"ment\, n.
The act of endearing or the state of being endeared; also,
that which manifests, excites, or increases, affection. ``The
great endearments of prudent and temperate speech.'' --Jer.
Taylor.

      Her first endearments twining round the soul.
                                               --Thomson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artful endearments, bait, baited trap, blandishments, caress, charm, come-on, decoy, decoy duck, drawcard, drawing card, ground bait, honeyed words, hook, lure, pat, snare, soft words, sweet nothings, sweet talk, trap
 

 

 

 

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