ad·​o·​ra·​tion·​al ˌa-də-ˈrā-shnəl How to pronounce adorational (audio)
: marked by, motivated by, or showing adoration
Both are insulated by the sycophantic staff syndrome, the adorational press they largely enjoy … the whole bit.David Nyhan, Boston Globe, 29 Nov. 1990

Word History


adoration + -al entry 1

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adorational was in 1871

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near adorational

Cite this Entry

“Adorational.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!