very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
worthy of being adored.
- a·dor·a·ble·ness, a·dor·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- a·dor·a·bly, adverb
- un·a·dor·a·ble, adjective
- un·a·dor·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·a·dor·a·bly, adverb
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How to use adorable in a sentence
It’s a spoof of the viral BBC interview – you know the one – where an adorable little girl waltzes into her dad’s home office.
I find myself with significantly fewer bites each time the animal’s in action, and the little guy is totally adorable to boot.This Japanese Ceramic Pig Lets Me Have a Patio Cocktail in Peace | Missy Frederick | October 7, 2020 | Eater
The non-stick, electric iron prepares seven deliciously adorable waffles in minutes and is just as easy to clean.The best mini waffle makers for delectable breakfasts | PopSci Commerce Team | October 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
With social distancing still going strong in many states, we’ve been spending a lot of time inside on our couch with our pets curled up next to us, providing adorable distractions all day long.
Plus, tourists will pay to snap photos of adorable otters snoozing on beds of kelp.Bringing sea otters back to the Pacific coast pays off, but not for everyone | Jonathan Lambert | June 11, 2020 | Science News
The children are precocious and cute and the whole thing is freaking adorable.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic | Kevin Fallon | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some people tweeted photos thanking their moms or pictures of adorable old ladies.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt | Emily Shire | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I remember them coming over all adorable with mac and cheese, collard greens, fried chicken.All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson | Alex Suskind | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This year has a twist: several kids quickly forgive their parents for their alleged misdeeds, making for some adorable scenes.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos | The Daily Beast Video | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Things seem fine at the outset, as they always do—the children are fun and adorable, the husband and wife happy and carefree.‘Force Majeure’ and the Swedish Family Vacation From Hell | Alex Suskind | October 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
You love her, your beautiful Finnish orphan brought up in France and romantically met in London, with the adorable name?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
Her Mary Rose had adorable shy movements, caresses, intonations, wistfulnesses.
Poets have said that their mistresses were more adorable than these false divinities; for which no one could blame them.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
“The adorable creature is not always precisely obeisant,” observed Theobald.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
British Dictionary definitions for adorable
very attractive; charming; lovable
rare deserving or eliciting adoration
- adorableness, noun
- adorably, adverb
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