Synonyms and Antonyms of paradise
1 an often imaginary place or state of utter perfection and happiness an idealist who trotted the globe looking for paradise Synonyms Camelot, Cockaigne, Eden, Elysium, empyrean, fantasyland, heaven, lotusland, never-never land, New Jerusalem, nirvana, promised land, Shangri-la, utopia, Zion (also Sion) Related Words arcadia; dreamland, dreamworld, fairyland, wonderland; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, gladness, joy Phrases Garden of Eden Near Antonyms fool's paradise Antonyms anti-utopia, dystopia, hell
2 a dwelling place of perfect happiness for the soul after death a firm belief that good people will be rewarded in paradise Synonyms above, bliss, elysian fields, Elysium, empyrean, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, heaven, sky, Zion (also Sion)Related Words Beulah, glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla; afterlife, afterworld, hereafter, otherworldNear Antonyms inferno; limbo, purgatory; hades, netherworld, underworld; abyss, pitAntonyms Gehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition
3 a state of overwhelming usually pleasurable emotion that early stage of a romance when lovers are in paradise Synonyms cloud nine, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, ecstasy, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, transportRelated Words exaltation; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, enchantment, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, pleasure; reverie, trance; inspiration; fervor, frenzy, madness, passion; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), glee, gleefulness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartednessNear Antonyms misery, sadness, unhappiness, woe, wretchedness; blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopesAntonyms depression
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