Definition of Adonis in English:

Adonis

Syllabification: A·don·is
Pronunciation: /əˈdōnis, əˈdänis
 
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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.
More example sentences
  • 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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