What is another word for endearment?

Pronunciation: [ɛndˈi͡əmənt] (IPA)

Endearment refers to words, phrases, or actions that express affection or love towards someone. Some synonyms for endearment include terms of endearment, expressions of affection, tokens of love, displays of devotion, declarations of emotion, and acts of tenderness. Other words that convey similar meanings are sweetness, charm, fondness, devotion, passion, and attachment. Endearment can also refer to the process of building a close and loving relationship with someone that involves trust, respect, and mutual understanding. Whether it's through words or actions, expressing endearment towards someone can create a strong and lasting bond that deepens the connection between two people.

What are the hypernyms for Endearment?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Endearment?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for endearment?

Endearment refers to an expression of affection, but there are several antonyms or opposite words which denote a lack of love or fondness. Firstly, detestation refers to intense hatred or disgust towards someone. Secondly, hostility denotes an attitude of aggression or enmity towards another person. Thirdly, indifference means apathy or lack of interest in someone. Fourthly, animosity refers to strong hostility or ill will towards someone. Lastly, estrangement signifies the feeling of being alienated or disconnected from someone. These words are all antonyms of the word endearment and indicate a lack of affection or fondness towards someone.

What are the antonyms for Endearment?

Usage examples for Endearment

Her words were the essence of endearment.
"The Crisis, Volume 6"
Winston Churchill
It wasn't that Cadman actually spoke words of pathos and endearment.
"Son of Power"
Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
No poet makes such use of terms of endearment and affectionate diminutives in writing both to and of his friends, and of himself in his relation to them.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

Famous quotes with Endearment

  • people, of course, tend to distinguish between the various kinds of love, there are good kinds, such as divine charity, and allegedly bad kinds, such as, in quotes, animal lust. But it should be understood I think, that they are all forms of the same thing. But they differ, in rather the same way that the colors of white light divide into the spectrum when passed through a prism. So we might say that the red end of the spectrum of love is Dr. Freud's libido. And the violet end of the spectrum of love is agape, what is called divine love or divine charity. And that in the middle the various yellows, blues, and greens, are friendship, human endearment, consideration, and all that sort of fellow-feeling. But it's all the same thing.
    Alan Watts
  • And, as a bird each fond endearment tries To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies, He tried each art, reproved each dull delay, Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.
    Oliver Goldsmith

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