paradisiacal

adjective
par·​a·​di·​si·​a·​cal | \ ˌper-ə-də-ˈsī-ə-kəl How to pronounce paradisiacal (audio) , -ˌdī-, -ˈzī-, ˌpa-rə- \
variants: or paradisiac \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈdi-​zē-​ˌak How to pronounce paradisiac (audio) , -​sē-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​-​ \

Definition of paradisiacal

: of, relating to, or resembling paradise

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Other Words from paradisiacal

paradisiacally \ ˌper-​ə-​də-​ˈsī-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paradisiacally (audio) , -​ˌdī-​ , -​ˈzī-​ , ˌpa-​rə \ adverb

Examples of paradisiacal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their videos depict an L.A. that is immediately recognizable to anyone from there, but not especially iconic or paradisiacal-looking. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "Dancing with HAIM," 26 Dec. 2019 Mastodon is being described as the paradisiacal social media platform free from vitriol, abusive trolling, and targeted advertising. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "This chart from Mastodon’s creator shows just how angry some Indian Twitter users are," 11 Nov. 2019 But beaches on the paradisiacal island in the Indonesian archipelago increasingly feature not shells, but rather, plastic trash. Amanda Tazkia Siddharta, National Geographic, "Bali fights for its beautiful beaches by rethinking waste, plastic trash," 14 Oct. 2019 Early Christianity struggled with suicide, as the notion of mortal life as the prelude to a paradisiacal existence actively encouraged early retirement from life, due in part to the ambiguous wording by Paul in Acts 20.24. Simon Harold Walker, Time, "If We Want to Address the Crisis of Veteran Suicide, We Must Acknowledge Its History," 6 Sep. 2019 The 15-day, round-trip cruise, offered by tour operators including TravelQuest, includes visits to some of French Polynesia’s most paradisiacal islands. Valerie Stimac, National Geographic, "A solar eclipse is coming this summer. Here’s where to see it.," 3 May 2019 The site resembles a scene from a paradisiacal, tropical resort. Joan Walden, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 3 Erica Lane, West Simsbury," 20 July 2017 The post comes off the heels of their paradisiacal post-Superbowl getaway to Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, where Brady also posted an effusive Instagram. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Share Matching Instagrams For Their Wedding Anniversary," 26 Feb. 2018 After all, a great love affair is not something one can easily manifest, but a paradisiacal vacation? Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Call Me by Your Name," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of paradisiacal

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paradisiacal

paradisiac borrowed from Late Latin paradīsiacus, borrowed from Late Greek paradeisiakós, from Greek parádeisos paradise + -iakos, adjective suffix (from -i-, noun stem ending + -akos, variant of -ikos -ic entry 1 after nouns stems ending in -i-); paradisiacal from Late Latin paradīsiacus + -al entry 1, or from paradisiac + -al entry 1

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27 Jan 2020

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“Paradisiacal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paradisiacal. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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