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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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Examples for adorable
  • Maybe the cute and adorable shelf of die-cast cars grew much bigger than you anticipated.
  • There is really nothing adorable about vultures, adorable in human terms, that is.
  • Some are knitting adorable scarves and making braided challah bread.
  • Bless every misanthrope and pinch their adorable cheeks.
  • He's affordable and adorable and helps workers keep their pay.
  • In this immensely adorable and addictive puzzle game, a piece of candy hangs, suspended by several ropes.
  • All you need to do is steer through some questions about these adorable animals.
  • If nothing else, the turquoise pitcher will make an adorable vase.
  • The answers are occasionally counter-intuitive, often violent, and always adorable.
  • It is comfy and warm and my little one looks so adorable in it.
British Dictionary definitions for adorable

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 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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