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cherubic

[chuh-roo-bik] /tʃəˈru bɪk/
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.
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cherubically, adverb
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Examples from the web for cherubic
  • 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.
  • Well, at any rate, they're different: thin and pursed rather than fleshy and cherubic.
  • The face is familiar: twinkling eyes, cherubic grin, that extra rigging of puckish jowls.
Word Origin and History for cherubic
adj.

1620s, from cherub + -ic. Earlier was cherubical (c.1600).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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