Inviting things are very appealing. Your host's inviting smile makes you truly feel welcomed and even a little bit charmed.

On a hot summer day, nothing looks quite as inviting as a cool, sparkling swimming pool, and when you come inside after walking home in the snow, a cozy fire in the wood stove is also quite inviting. Something inviting promises comfort or pleasure. The word comes from invitation, from the Latin invitare, "invite, treat, or entertain," which originally meant "be pleasant toward."

Definitions of inviting

adj attractive and tempting

“an inviting offer”
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
conveying an invitation
tantalising, tantalizing, tempting
very pleasantly inviting
tantalising, tantalizing
arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
neither attractive nor tempting
lacking beauty or charm
unattractive, untempting
not appealing to the senses
show more antonyms...

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.