Definition of Adonis in English:


Syllabification: A·don·is
Pronunciation: /əˈdōnis, əˈdänis
Greek Mythology
  • 1A beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a boar, but Zeus decreed that he should spend the winter of each year in the underworld with Persephone and the summer months with Aphrodite.
  • 1.1 (as noun an Adonis) An extremely handsome young man.
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    • Seeing himself as an Adonis and a gift to women and lacking any respect for the gender was his undoing.
    • The lad was an Adonis, and with rakish good looks and a devilmay-care smile, he seemed to hold the world by a string.
    • He looked like an Adonis with the late morning sun showering him in a ray of light.

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