[uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
Origin of adorable
Related formsa·dor·a·ble·ness, a·dor·a·bil·i·ty, nouna·dor·a·bly, adverbun·a·dor·a·ble, adjectiveun·a·dor·a·ble·ness, nounun·a·dor·a·bly, adverb
From the Latin
dating back to 1605–15.
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Historical Examples of adorableness
Why should she have prettiness, and adorableness, and the lyric gift, and such abounding confident youth?
British Dictionary definitions for adorableness
Derived Formsadorableness, nounadorably, adverb
very attractive; charming; lovable
rare deserving or eliciting adoration
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Word Origin and History for adorableness
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.
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