Origin of Adonis
Related Words for adonisesvision, looker, enchanter, ornament, eyeful, stunner, charmer, dream, Adonis, beaut, Venus, Apollo, dreamboat, good-looker, hunk, stud, beefcake
Examples from the Web for adonises
Historical Examples of adonises
Adonises are very neat in habit, and the foliage is fine and interesting.The Practical Garden-Book
C. E. Hunn
A long line of more or less successful Adonises have followed in his footsteps.In Vanity Fair
Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
At least some of the delphiniums, papavers and adonises germinate very imperfectly, if at all, in direct light.The Nursery Book
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Peasants imagine themselves princes; Calibans believe themselves to be Adonises; beggars imagine themselves millionaires.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)
They are not Apollos, and Venuses, nor Adonises, that knock at painters' doors.
Word Origin for Adonis
"a beau," 1620s, from Greek Adonis, name of the youth beloved by Aphrodite, from Phoenician adon "lord," probably originally "ruler," from base a-d-n "to judge, rule." Adonai is the Hebrew cognate.