Definition of endearment in English:


Syllabification: en·dear·ment
Pronunciation: /enˈdi(ə)rmənt


  • 1A word or phrase expressing love or affection.
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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.
    term of affection, term of endearment, pet name; (endearments) sweet nothings, sweet talk
  • 1.1Love 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

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