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idyllic

[ahy-dil-ik] /aɪˈdɪl ɪk/
adjective
1.
suitable for or suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple or rustic:
his idyllic life in Tahiti.
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an idyll.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; idyll + -ic
Related forms
idyllically, adverb
nonidyllic, adjective
nonidyllically, adverb
unidyllic, adjective
Synonyms
1. unspoiled, sylvan, pastoral, arcadian.
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British Dictionary definitions for un idyllic

idyllic

/ɪˈdɪlɪk; aɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an idyll
2.
charming; picturesque
Derived Forms
idyllically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un idyllic

idyllic

adj.

"full of natural, simple charm," 1831, literally "suitable for an idyll" (late 18c. in sense "pertaining to an idyll"); from idyll + -ic.

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