paradisiacal

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

Definition of paradisiacal 

: of, relating to, or resembling paradise

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

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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 The island’s paradisiacal surroundings are the resort’s focal point. Condé Nast Traveler, "One&Only Reethi Rah," 20 Oct. 2017 Similarly, Lagarde’s socio-political parallels aren’t specific enough to offer anything but quite superficial commentary on the co-existence of mass tourism and politically dubious regimes in paradisiacal places. Boyd Van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter, "'All You Can Eat Buddha': Film Review | TIFF 2017," 18 Sep. 2017 Built in 1989 in collaboration with Swedish architect Arne Hasslqvist, The Mandalay Estate is situated on 6.2 acres on the paradisiacal island of Mustique. Kari Costas, ELLE Decor, "You Can Now Rent David Bowie's Caribbean Villa," 23 Mar. 2016 The overwater bungalow - that iconic symbol of the paradisiacal tropical vacation, standing in clear blue water on stilt legs - turns the big five-oh this year. Barbara Noe Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, "The tropical overwater bungalow turns 50," 30 Aug. 2017 In the plush, zen-white lobby of the Pacha Group's Destino resort in Ibiza, overlooking the hotel's paradisiacal ocean-facing outdoor pool, Eric Estornel chats amiably in Spanish with staff. Annabel Ross, Billboard, "Lone Romantic: The Dance World According to Maceo Plex," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of paradisiacal

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paradisiacal

Late Latin paradisiacus, from paradisus

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