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paradisiacal

[par-uh-di-sahy-uh-kuh l, -zahy-]
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adjective
  1. of, like, or befitting paradise.
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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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Related Words for paradisiac

adorable, alluring, ambrosial, angelic, beatific, beautiful, blessed, blissful, celestial, cherubic, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, divine, empyrean, enjoyable, entrancing, excellent, exquisite

Examples from the Web for paradisiac

Historical Examples of 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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