"attractive, alluring," c. 1600, present-participle adjective from invite (v.). Related: Invitingly.
"solicit to come," 1530s, a back-formation from invitation, or else from French inviter (15c.), from Latin invitare "to invite," also "to summon, challenge; to feast, to entertain," a word of uncertain origin. Related: Invited; inviting.
an inviting offer