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paradisiacal

[par-uh-di-sahy-uh-kuh l, -zahy-] /ˌpær ə dɪˈsaɪ ə kəl, -ˈzaɪ-/
adjective
1.
of, like, or befitting paradise.
Also, paradisiac
[par-uh-dis-ee-ak] /ˌpær əˈdɪs iˌæk/ (Show IPA),
paradisaical.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin paradīsiac(us) < Greek paradeisiakós (see paradise, -ac) + -al1
Related forms
paradisiacally, adverb
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Examples for paradisiacal
  • He is having a truly paradisiacal time until he discovers what they really relish about him.
  • Divine punishment was often depicted as violent expulsion from a paradisiacal home to eternal exile in the terrifying unknown.
  • There are enchantments and allurements, also paradisiacal harmonies.
British Dictionary definitions for paradisiacal

paradisal

/ˌpærəˈdaɪsəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling paradise
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Word Origin and History for 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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