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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
    • /əˈdɔr ə bəl, əˈdoʊr-/
    • /əˈdɔː.rə.bl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-dawr-uh-buh l, uh-dohr-]
    • /əˈdɔr ə bəl, əˈdoʊr-/

Definitions of adorable word

  • adjective adorable If you say that someone or something is adorable, you are emphasizing that they are very attractive and you feel great affection for them. 3
  • adjective adorable very attractive; charming; lovable 3
  • adjective adorable deserving or eliciting adoration 3
  • adjective adorable worthy of adoration or love 3
  • adjective adorable delightful; charming 3
  • adjective adorable very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat! 1

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Origin of adorable

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
From the Latin word adōrābilis, dating back to 1605-15. See adore, -able

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Adorable


adorable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

adorable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adorable

adj adorable

  • cute — Something or someone that is cute is very pretty or attractive, or is intended to appear pretty or attractive.
  • sexy — concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
  • delightful — If you describe something or someone as delightful, you mean they are very pleasant.
  • charming — If you say that something is charming, you mean that it is very pleasant or attractive.
  • ambrosial — of or fit for the gods; divine

adjective adorable

  • gorgeous — splendid or sumptuous in appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificent: a gorgeous gown; a gorgeous sunset.
  • lovable — of such a nature as to attract love; deserving love; amiable; endearing.
  • lovely — charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower.
  • sweet — having the taste or flavor characteristic of sugar, honey, etc.
  • beautiful — A beautiful person is very attractive to look at.

Antonyms for adorable

adj adorable

  • despicable — If you say that a person or action is despicable, you are emphasizing that they are extremely nasty, cruel, or evil.
  • detestable — If you say that someone or something is detestable, you mean you dislike them very much.
  • hateful — arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  • cursed — If you are cursed with something, you are very unlucky in having it.
  • hateable — meriting hatred or loathing.

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