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  • adj. Of or relating to paradise (or heaven)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as paradisaic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or befitting Paradise


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  • Primarily, the area extends into Afghanistan in one direction, into India in the other direction, and it's a verdant, sort of paradisaical land where the Buddha's image probably first evolved.

    Mike Ragogna: The Buddha Image...Out Of Uddiyana: A Conversation with Collector Nik Douglas, plus a Forward by Tibet House's President Robert Thurman

  • I read and re-read her letter, and some softened feelings stole into my heart, and dared to whisper paradisaical dreams of love and joy; but the apple was already eaten, and the angel's arm bared to drive me from all hope.

    Chapter 22

  • The cover, in black and white, depicts some cheerful-looking figures from one of Bosch's more paradisaical paintings who have been superimposed on a photograph of a foggy beach at Big Sur, California.

    Alex Henry: Henry Miller and a Sunday in Big Sur

  • It functions there as an emotional punctuation mark, signaling a shift in tone--an ominous one, since things can only go downhill after the paradisaical underwater episode, and we know this is a horror story, so the downturn is bound to be precipitous.

    Archive 2009-01-25

  • The filmmakers followed the logic of their politics, not the logic of the world they had created -- what would make sense would be for all of the not-quite-right robots to return to Earth, which is a perfectly good and perhaps even paradisaical environment for them, and leave the humans to their spaceship, which is a paradisaical environment for them.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Bois de Paradis is a sensual, luscious, exquisitely harmonious woody-oriental, a blissful, dreamy, indeed paradisaical fragrance.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • And wind, but that's just the black-fly bite the gods throw in to remind us of mortality when New England gets too paradisaical.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

  • The soil is rich even to exuberance, the verdure of the trees and hedges, in short the whole of this paradisaical region is without a parallel!

    Travels in England in 1782

  • In these various capacities he had voyaged to every part of the globe, viewing at first hand the glory that was Greece—the grandeur that was Rome—the exotic splendor of the East—the savage beauty of darkest Africa—and the paradisaical charm of the Polynesian tropics.


  • We have inherited this damaged life of peoples dragging behind them the burden of the condemnation of centuries, the most paradisaical of peoples, the purest, those who with stones and metals made marvellous towers, jewels of dazzling brilliance - peoples who were suddenly despoiled and silenced in the fearful epochs of colonialism which still linger on.

    Pablo Neruda - Nobel Lecture


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