[uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
worthy of being adored.
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Origin of adorable
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very attractive; charming; lovable
rare deserving or eliciting adoration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
1610s, from French adorable, from Latin adorabilis "worthy of worship," from adorare (see adore). Weakened sense of "delightful, charming" is recorded from 1710. Related: Adorably; adorableness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper