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[par-uh-di-sahy-uh-kuh l, -zahy-] /ˌpær ə dɪˈsaɪ ə kəl, -ˈzaɪ-/

of, like, or befitting .

1630s, from Latin paradisiacus (from Greek paradeisiakos, from paradeisos; see paradise) + -al (1). Other adjective forms include paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisean, paradisiac, paradisial, paradisian, paradisic, paradisical.


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