cherubic

[chuh-roo-bik]
adjective
1.
of or having the nature of a cherub, or an angel represented as a rosy-cheeked child with wings; angelic.
2.
having a plump, pretty innocence: a cherubic face and a dazzling smile.
Sometimes, cherubical.


Origin:
cherub + -ic

cherubically, adverb
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cherub (ˈtʃɛrəb)
 
n , pl cherubs, cherubim
1.  theol a member of the second order of angels, whose distinctive gift is knowledge, often represented as a winged child or winged head of a child
2.  an innocent or sweet child
 
[Old English, from Hebrew kěrūbh]
 
cherubic
 
adj
 
che'rubical
 
adj
 
che'rubically
 
adv

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Example sentences
He has a bearded, cherubic face and dark curls that cascade to his shoulders.
But the cherubic marksman set a mischievous precedent with all those arrows.
But he has been thoroughly wrong-footed by his cherubic challenger.
Most strikingly, she's got a responsive, cherubic eggshell-white face to make you comfortable talking to her.
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