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adorable

[uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
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adjective
  1. very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
  2. worthy of being adored.
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Origin of adorable

From the Latin word adōrābilis, dating back to 1605–15. See adore, -able
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
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Historical Examples

  • Why should she have prettiness, and adorableness, and the lyric gift, and such abounding confident youth?

    Leonora

    Arnold Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for adorableness

adorable

adjective
  1. very attractive; charming; lovable
  2. rare deserving or eliciting adoration
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Derived Formsadorableness, nounadorably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adorableness

adorable

adj.

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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