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adorable

[uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-] /əˈdɔr ə bəl, əˈdoʊr-/
adjective
1.
very attractive or delightful; charming:
What an adorable hat!
2.
worthy of being adored.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin adōrābilis. See adore, -able
Related forms
adorableness, adorability, noun
adorably, adverb
unadorable, adjective
unadorableness, noun
unadorably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for adorability

adorable

/əˈdɔːrəbəl/
adjective
1.
very attractive; charming; lovable
2.
(rare) deserving or eliciting adoration
Derived Forms
adorableness, noun
adorably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for adorability

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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