paradisiacal

[ par-uh-di-sahy-uh-kuh l, -zahy- ]
/ ˌpær ə dɪˈsaɪ ə kəl, -ˈzaɪ- /

adjective

of, like, or befitting paradise.

Nearby words

  1. paradise fish,
  2. paradise flower,
  3. paradise lost,
  4. paradise regained,
  5. paradise valley,
  6. paradiso,
  7. paradoctor,
  8. parador,
  9. parados,
  10. paradox

Also par·a·dis·i·ac [par-uh-dis-ee-ak] /ˌpær əˈdɪs iˌæk/, paradisaical.

Origin of paradisiacal

1640–50; < Late Latin paradīsiac(us) < Greek paradeisiakós (see paradise, -ac) + -al1

Related formspar·a·di·si·a·cal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for paradisiac

  • Under the April showers and sun-shafts they became tragic, enchanted, horrific, paradisiac.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter|Sir Harry Johnston


Word Origin and History for paradisiac

paradisiacal

adj.

1630s, from Latin paradisiacus (from Greek paradeisiakos, from paradeisos; see paradise) + -al (1). Other adjective forms include paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisean, paradisiac, paradisial, paradisian, paradisic, paradisical.

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