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

Why should she have prettiness, and adorableness, and the lyric gift, and such abounding confident youth?
Leonora Arnold Bennett

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

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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