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
  1. adjective
    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
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    neither attractive nor tempting
    lacking beauty or charm
    unattractive, untempting
    not appealing to the senses
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