endearment[en dir′mənt, in-]
A father kisses his babys foot in an act of endearment.
- The love you feel for friends, family or pets is an example of endearment.
- The nickname "love" or "sweety" are examples of endearments.
Endearment is defined as affection, or to words used to express affection.
- an endearing or being endeared; affection
- a word or act expressing affection
- The act of endearing.
- An expression of affection, such as a caress.
endear + -ment