Definition of endearment in English:


Line breaks: en¦dear|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdɪəm(ə)nt
, ɛn-/


  • 1A word or phrase expressing love or affection: she was whispering endearments and repeatedly kissing him
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    • ‘Thank you,’ Snow smiled as they watched the happy couple murmur loving endearments to each other.
    • It was the best he could give me because he couldn't feel what I felt, couldn't return the endearments or the love.
    • His last words to me were endearments and affirmations of how much I meant to him and how important it was for me to be in his life.
    sweet nothings, sweet words, sweet talk, affectionate talk, soft words; term of affection, term of endearment, pet name, affectionate name
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Love or affection: a term of endearment
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    • They claim that it is a term of endearment or affection.
    • But I think it's just a term of endearment from the sports fans for a ground that they love.
    • Sister seems to have been a term of endearment, rather than an expression of a family relationship.
    affection, fondness, tenderness, feeling, sentiment, warmth, love, liking, care, regard, attachment

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