Definition of adorable in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈdɔːrəb(ə)l/


Inspiring great affection or delight: I have four adorable Siamese cats
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  • Shy, charming and adorable, she bounded over to hug Nandita Das as soon as the actor walked in.
  • It is easy to let a Shih Tzu take advantage of you, particularly when it is so cute and adorable.
  • Well, for one thing, they are cute and adorable and are less active as compared to dogs.
lovable, appealing, charming, cute, sweet, enchanting, bewitching, captivating, engaging, endearing, dear, darling, precious, delightful, lovely, beautiful, attractive, gorgeous, winsome, winning, fetching, pleasing;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny
informal adorbs
dated taking



Pronunciation: /əˌdɔːrəˈbɪləti/
Example sentences
  • One of the most ruthlessly funny segments has our vacant working girl revealing how she once sponsored a foster child - chosen for her big-eyed adorability.
  • It's about flamboyance and adorability - and if you don't have both in spades, you're best packing up and moving on.
  • Sir Allen's huge adorability (if there is such a term) is usually compared to that of the famous Disney bear.


Example sentences
  • My classmate Dan invited us over today for a rainy day BBQ with his lovely wife, Julie, and daughter, Ruby, who entertained us with somersaults and her overall adorableness.
  • Although he'd ultimately outgrow his cherub-like adorableness, he, too transitioned into his teenage years skillfully, keeping a realistic tone to his portrayal of those inevitably clumsy years.
  • ‘Hey, Jeanna,’ Krystalyn said, instantly smiling at Jeanna's adorableness.


Pronunciation: /əˈdɔːrəbli/
Example sentences
  • Now, those of you unfamiliar with the world of poultry would benefit here from knowing that a ‘gosling’ is a young goose and it arrives into the world as an adorably fluffy yellow object.
  • World domination is clearly within reach for this adorably atonal Tokyo twosome, superstars in Asia since the late '90s who now have a show on the Cartoon Network in the States.
  • Inspired by the latest episode of Girls Gone Wild, he travels to Wisconsin with his adorably awkward manservant, Soren.


Early 17th century (in the sense 'worthy of divine worship'): from French, from Latin adorabilis, from the verb adorare (see adore).

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