Adorably



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

In true, adorably awkward JLaw fashion, she tripped on her own dress while ascending the steps to accept the award.
The Juvenile Oscars Marlow Stern February 24, 2013

Stamos plays a suave dentist dating the adorably neurotic Emma (Jayma Mays), much to the consternation of Will (Matthew Morrison).
Britney Spears Invades Glee: 6 Best Moments Shannon Donnelly September 28, 2010

adorably mortified, Hanks said his mother wanted to slap his mouth for his four-lettering transgression.
From ‘Colbert’ to ‘SNL’ to Kiss Cam, Tom Hanks’s Funniest Viral Moments (VIDEOS) Kevin Fallon October 26, 2012

It began with Pharrell adorably lurking in the forest of giant Oscar statues while singing the first verse.
Oscars 2014 Best Moments: Lupita Wins, Pink Sings & One Epic Selfie Kevin Fallon March 2, 2014

Historical Examples

“Well, I have already told you that I am his very humble servant,” said Coconnas, turning about in an adorably impudent fashion.
Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas

He now perceived that the creature was not only young but most adorably feminine.
The Creators May Sinclair

There are some adorably fine horses, and there are acres of glass houses used to grow fruits that we throw in Italy to the pigs.
A House-Party Ouida

She was the personification of caprice, adorably constructed, and constructed to be adored.
Eden Edgar Saltus

She had no mind—girls of this sort never have—but she was adorably pretty, which, to most men, is much better.
The Hypocrite Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

She is adorably capricious, and her style of beauty wears well.
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Honore de Balzac

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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