Adorable



very attractive or delightful; charming:
What an adorable hat!
worthy of being .
Contemporary Examples

More than halfway through this short book, this adorable guide takes the reader by the hand and leads her to a terrible place.
Who’s a Bad Mother? Susan Cheever May 3, 2009

Much has happened since the loathsome caviar-coddled MF was caged and forced to wear an adorable orange prison costume.
The Bag Lady Papers, Part VII Alexandra Penney May 6, 2009

Well I watched The Voice last season and thought Michelle Camel was amazing and adorable.
There’s Something About Mary Lambert Abby Haglage September 18, 2013

I love Zooey Deschanel too, and they made an adorable couple.
‘The Host’: ‘Twilight’ Author Stephenie Meyer’s Favorite Film Romances Stephenie Meyer March 28, 2013

I was proud of doing my bit, but it meant no longer being the baby, the adorable one.
Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Robert believed that if he might look upon that adorable face for many days together, he could thrust Rhoda’s from his memory.
Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith

Meg was adorable with her children and surpassed herself in the telling of stories.
Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker

From “dear Countess and adorable friend,” he quickly leaps in his letters to “my dear Wilhelmine.”
Love affairs of the Courts of Europe Thornton Hall

All I was thinking of was that she was adorable and too lovely for words!
The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad

We need to offer no further proof of this than his adorable studies of Mme. Sabatier and the portrait that he made of her.
Meissonier
Henri Barbusse

adjective
very attractive; charming; lovable
(rare) deserving or eliciting adoration
adj.

1610s, from French adorable, from Latin adorabilis “worthy of worship,” from adorare (see adore). Weakened sense of “delightful, charming” is recorded from 1710. Related: Adorably; adorableness.

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