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Word: endearment

Definition: fond word or act; expression of affection


Sentences Containing 'endearment'

"Sol, cielo, tesoro, dulce, vida, corazón, bebé, nene/a" may be used more or less interchangeably as terms of endearment.
Basically equivalent to the standard "baka" "idiot, fool", "aho" is both a term of reproach and a term of endearment to the Kansai speaker, somewhat like English "twit" or "silly".
However, the makers said that "kaminey" is not a negative term and is actually a term of endearment.
In his review in the "New York Times", Stephen Holden called the film "a genteel, buttoned-up soap opera" and added it "wants to be a grand, pull-out-the-stops tearjerker like "Terms of Endearment" or "Beaches".
These earned the endearment 'Painted Ladies', a term that in modern times is considered kitsch when it is applied to describe all Victorian houses that have been painted with period colors.
Though it started out as a put down, the fans of Lassiter in Tampa area began to use it as a term of endearment.

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