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My husband calls me a ginger every single day of my life, so that I'm completely used to it, and I've come to see it as a term of endearment.
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Meaning of "endearment" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENDEARMENT

endearment  [ɪnˈdɪəmənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENDEARMENT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Endearment is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENDEARMENT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

endearment

Affection

Affection, attraction, infatuation, or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.

Definition of endearment in the English dictionary

The definition of endearment in the dictionary is something that endears, such as an affectionate utterance. Other definition of endearment is the act or process of endearing or the condition of being endeared.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENDEARMENT


acquirement
əˈkwaɪəmənt
affeerment
əˈfɪəmənt
amerciament
əˈmɜːsɪəmənt
attirement
əˈtaɪəmənt
cashierment
kæˈʃɪəmənt
cerement
ˈsɪəmənt
instrument
ˈɪnstrəmənt
lineament
ˈlɪnɪəmənt
measurement
ˈmɛʒəmənt
measurements
ˈmɛʒəmənt
ornament
ˈɔːnəmənt
palliament
ˈpælɪəmənt
parliament
ˈpɑːləmənt
postretirement
ˌpəʊstrɪˈtaɪəmənt
preretirement
ˌpriːrɪˈtaɪəmənt
requirement
rɪˈkwaɪəmənt
retirement
rɪˈtaɪəmənt
semiretirement
ˌsɛmɪrɪˈtaɪəmənt
tournament
ˈtʊənəmənt
virement
ˈvaɪəmənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENDEARMENT

endear
endearing
endearingly
endearingness
endeavorer
endeavour
endeavourer
endeavourment
endecagon
endeictic
endeixis
endemic
endemical
endemically
endemicity
endemiology
endemism
endenizen
ender

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENDEARMENT

a visual impairment
accouterment
advertisement
betterment
conferment
debarment
devourment
disempowerment
disinterment
dismemberment
empowerment
endangerment
ferment
garment
impairment
interment
reckless endangerment
torment
undergarment
visual impairment
wonderment

Synonyms and antonyms of endearment in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENDEARMENT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «endearment» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of endearment

Translation of «endearment» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENDEARMENT

Find out the translation of endearment to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of endearment from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «endearment» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

钟爱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cariño
570 millions of speakers

English

endearment
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रेम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تحبب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нежности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আদর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tendresse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penaklukan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zärtlichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

愛情表現
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

애정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Endah-endah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm say mê
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேரன்பின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रेम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tatlı söz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

affetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pieszczota
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ніжності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alint
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

endearment
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

troetelnaam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

endearment
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjærtegn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of endearment

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDEARMENT»

The term «endearment» is regularly used and occupies the 79.917 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENDEARMENT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «endearment» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «endearment» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about endearment

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2 QUOTES WITH «ENDEARMENT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word endearment.
1
Berkeley Breathed
I knew 'Mars Needs Moms! ' would be a movie seconds after the title came to mind. Similarly, I also knew that my daughter would be calling me a dork as a default term of endearment eventually.
2
Jayma Mays
My husband calls me a ginger every single day of my life, so that I'm completely used to it, and I've come to see it as a term of endearment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENDEARMENT»

Discover the use of endearment in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to endearment and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from ...
And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s simply politically correct, because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage. These are the firms of endearment.
Rajendra S. Sisodia, Jagdish N. Sheth, David B. Wolfe, 2014
2
Terms of Endearment: A Novel
In this acclaimed novel that inspired the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Larry McMurtry created two unforgettable characters who won the hearts of readers and moviegoers everywhere: Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma.
Larry McMurtry, 2010
3
The Endearment
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
LaVyrle Spencer, 1990
4
Terms for Endearment: Business, NGOs and Sustainable Development
Business and NGOs are seen by many to be locked in a perpetual war of values and ideologies. What this book demonstrates is that the war has moved on.
Jem Bendell, 2000
5
Latin Terms of Endearment and of Family Relationship: A ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Samuel Glenn Harrod, 2012
6
Tombs of Endearment
Cemetery tour guide Pepper Martin never imagined she'd get to meet rock legend Damon Curtis, the bad boy poet who made millions of teenage girls scream.
Casey Daniels, 2009
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Terms of endearment: Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1980s ...
This book examines the rebirth of a staple Hollywood genre.
Peter William Evans, Celestino Deleyto, 1998
8
Seasons of Endearment
Seasons glows with the delight couples find in every season of a lifelong love.
Emily Williams-Wheeler, 1994
9
The Lover's Tongue: A Merry Romp Through the Language of ...
Chapter Five My Swete Hurle Bawsy: Terms of Endearment At one end we have darling and at the other end snookums. Both words are terms of endearment, also known as hypocorisms, but they are separated by more than eleven centuries ...
Mark Morton, 2003
10
Larry McMurtry: A Critical Companion
Chronologically, All My Friends relates events occurring eight years before those in Moving On, while Terms of Endearment concludes with the death of Emma Horton in 1976 (the year after publication of the book!), but also covers events ...
John Marsden Reilly, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENDEARMENT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term endearment is used in the context of the following news items.
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Papanasam: A masterstroke
While at home, he likes having his family within embracing reach, reassuring them with a protective hug and a look of pure endearment in his ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Cindy Lange-Kubick: Building joy, 55 square feet at a time
... old duffer carried home by a young Eagle Scout. They nicknamed Arnie Hausner "OD," short for Old Duffer, a term of endearment. Read more ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
3
Calling all band geeks!
STAUNTON — Now, I use the term geeks as a term of endearment. I am a band geek. I own up to it. I still have my clarinet from high school ... «Staunton News Leader, Jul 15»
4
My film is an acid test
... Menon' meant family entertainers with a twist, from which they even incorporated words of endearment into day-to-day conversations. One of ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
5
Remembering the notorious Scopes 'Monkey Trial' on its 90th …
"Mencken called Dayton 'Monkey Town.' That was not a term of endearment," Davis says. Rhea County Historian Pat Guffey adds her own list ... «Nashville Scene, Jul 15»
6
STL bids farewell to Tony Scott
Scott became more than just a personality to St. Louis listeners – made evident by the “Uncle Tony” term of endearment bestowed on him ... «St. Louis American, Jul 15»
7
Powder 8s: Ski Slang with Double Meanings
Brah: Though pronounced like the ladies' undergarment seen strewn among trees lining the chairlift, the term “brah” is a term of endearment ... «Powder Magazine, Jul 15»
8
Banyana ba tricky, Majita ba thirsty!
His calling you 'baby', 'bae' or 'sweetheart' doesn't mean much because he probably addresses many other girls with the same endearment as ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
9
Stop calling women 'girls'. It's either patronising or sexually suggestive
I often swap a “girl, please” with a close female friend, or even a “gurl” as a sign of endearment, but it's always said as a cheeky nod to solidarity ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
MacLaine and Hurt to star in 'Men of Granite' about 1940 state champs
... will be played in the movie by MacLaine, 81, whose many awards include a Best Actress Oscar for the 1983 movie “Terms of Endearment.”. «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Endearment [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/endearment>. Aug 2019 ».
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