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 paradisiacal (audio) , -​sē-​ , ˌpa-​rə-​-​ \

Definition of paradisiacal

: of, relating to, or resembling paradise

Other Words from paradisiacal

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

Examples of paradisiacal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located about 30 miles off the Cornish coast, in southwest England, the paradisiacal archipelago is known for its oceanic views, Mediterranean plant life and rocky scenery. Sana Noor Haq, CNN, 13 Nov. 2021 Vásquez’s work explores the dark undercurrents of our otherwise paradisiacal region. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 But Crèvecoeur also perceived unsettling signs of trouble in this seemingly paradisiacal land. Nathaniel Philbrick, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2021 The ultimate image of the digital nomad fantasy is often on a paradisiacal beach with palm trees and turquoise water. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Treasures such as paradisiacal beaches and impenetrable jungles, or cities where contemporary modernism from the '50s delights us with their history. Paula Móvil, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 Giovanni Biasin’s 1887 panorama of Venice, currently on show at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, is a vast, paradisiacal view of the city. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Dine at one of their five open air restaurants, go shopping at their on-site Goop store, or snorkel in their crystal clear coral reef—the paradisiacal possibilities are endless. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 23 Aug. 2021 In response, Puerto Rico’s government bet on its paradisiacal features and alluring tax breaks to attract wealthy people and businesses to move to the island. Frances Solá-santiago, refinery29.com, 3 May 2021 See More

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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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“Paradisiacal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paradisiacal. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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