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disarming

Syllabification: dis·arm·ing
Pronunciation: /disˈärmiNG
 
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Definition of disarming in English:

adjective

(Of manner or behavior) having the effect of allaying suspicion or hostility, especially through charm: he gave her a disarming smile
More example sentences
  • She then describes the Rat personality: Charming, extremely easy to get along with, hard working, has a disarming manner even when confronting someone.
  • At first he appears unassuming and on occasion bumbling yet his disarming manner, like that of Louis Theroux, is one that seems to entice his interviewee into spilling the beans.
  • Although to say the man was a big influence on me musically would be a gross understatement, I will personally remember Piggy best for his disarming demeanour.
Synonyms
winning, charming, irresistible, persuasive, beguiling;
conciliatory, mollifying

Derivatives

disarmingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • He is immediately and disarmingly interested.
  • I probably did not really expect much of an answer, and Mr Blunkett disarmingly pretended to have forgotten my question, then repeated his parliamentary remarks.
  • After what seems like an eternity in the wilderness, he's back in the frame, busier than ever and, when we meet at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, looking disarmingly good for his age.

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