[uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
- very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!
- worthy of being adored.
Origin of adorable
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Examples from the Web for adorableness
Why should she have prettiness, and adorableness, and the lyric gift, and such abounding confident youth?Leonora
- 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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