inviting

inviting
[[t]ɪnva͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If you say that something is inviting, you mean that it has good qualities that attract you or make you want to experience it.
See also invite

The February air was soft, cool, and inviting...

There is an inviting restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

...an inviting smile.

Derived words:
invitingly ADV-GRADED ADV adj, ADV with v

The waters of the tropics are invitingly clear.


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  • Inviting — In*vit ing, a. Alluring; tempting; as, an inviting amusement or prospect. [1913 Webster] Nothing is so easy and inviting as the retort of abuse and sarcasm. W. Irving. {In*vit ing*ly}, adv. {In*vit ing*ness}, n. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inviting — index attractive, palatable, persuasive, provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inviting — (adj.) “attractive, alluring,” c.1600, from prp. of INVITE (Cf. invite) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inviting — [adj] alluring, captivating agreeable, appealing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, charming, cordial, delightful, encouraging, engaging, enticing, fascinating, intriguing, magnetic, mouthwatering, open, persuasive, pleasing, provocative,… …   New thesaurus

  • inviting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tempting or attractive. DERIVATIVES invitingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • inviting — [in vīt′iŋ] adj. tempting; alluring; enticing …   English World dictionary

  • inviting — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, sound ADVERB ▪ very ▪ It was hot and the sea looked very inviting. ▪ especially (e …   Collocations dictionary

  • inviting — in|vit|ing [ınˈvaıtıŋ] adj something that is inviting is very attractive and makes you want to be near it, try it, taste it etc ▪ The log fire looked warm and inviting. >invitingly adv ▪ She smiled invitingly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inviting — in|vit|ing [ ın vaıtıŋ ] adjective something that is inviting is attractive and makes you want to experience it: an inviting outdoor pool ╾ in|vit|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inviting — adjective an inviting sight, smell, offer etc is very attractive and makes you want to go somewhere or do something: The log fire looked warm and inviting. invitingly adverb: She smiled invitingly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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