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--
: of, relating to, or resembling paradise
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 The new visa allows foreigners to live and work in South Korea for up to 2 years. February 23, 2024 Travelers from around the world have long been fascinated by South Korea's outsized pop culture influence, paradisiacal islands, and stylish, high-tech metropolises. Hannah Towey, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Feb. 2024 So the last hope for this paradisiacal island to find closure, for proper grieving and healing, rests with man’s best friend. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Trek along miles of rugged coast to see the Atlantic at its most paradisiacal. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 15 June 2023 Continue reading to find out how the paradisiacal beach resort won over travelers and which properties appear alongside it on the list of reader-favorite Southeast Asia resorts this year. Kathryn Romeyn, Travel + Leisure, 11 July 2023 How paradisiacal is this place? Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Jan. 2023 There’s lots to do here, from star gazing to spear-fishing—but when the beach is this paradisiacal, why do anything else but laze? Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 5 Jan. 2023 Finally, don’t miss taking the 25-minute ferry from Órzola to La Graciosa island, a tiny volcanic hamlet with unpaved roads and paradisiacal sandy beaches. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 6 Jan. 2023 The White Lotus, Mike White's razor-sharp eat-the-rich satire, has returned to HBO for its sophomore season, leaving behind the paradisiacal veneer of Hawaii for the dolce vita sheen of Sicily. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 21 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paradisiacal was in 1632

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“Paradisiacal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paradisiacal. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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