disarmingly adv

"My favorite statue is the Venus de Milo," said Tom disarmingly.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • disarmingly — adv. Disarmingly is used with these adjectives: ↑candid, ↑frank, ↑simple …   Collocations dictionary

  • disarmingly — adv. in a calming manner, in a manner which allays hostility …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disarmingly — adv charmingly, pleasantly, persuasively, irresistibly …   Useful english dictionary

  • disarming — disarmingly, adv. /dis ahr ming/, adj. removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion, etc., as by being charming: a disarming smile. [1540 50; DISARM + ING2] Syn. winning, engaging, winsome. * * * …   Universalium

  • disarming — [[t]dɪ̱sɑ͟ː(r)mɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone or something is disarming, they make you feel less angry or hostile. Leonard approached with a disarming smile... When you meet him, he is disarming as he talks about himself. Syn: charming Derived… …   English dictionary

  • disarming — dis|arm|ing [dısˈa:mıŋ US ˈa:r ] adj making you feel less angry or disapproving towards someone, and more friendly ▪ a disarming sense of humor >disarmingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disarming — [disärm′iŋ, dis′ärm′iŋ] adj. 1. removing or allaying suspicions, fears, or hostility 2. making friendly or agreeable; ingratiating disarmingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • disarm — v. 1 tr. a take weapons away from (a person, State, etc.) (often foll. by of : were disarmed of their rifles). b Fencing etc. deprive of a weapon. 2 tr. deprive (a ship etc.) of its means of defence. 3 intr. (of a State etc.) disband or reduce… …   Useful english dictionary

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