Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as paradisaic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Paradisiacal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like paradise; paradisiacal.

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

  • adjective relating to or befitting Paradise

Etymologies

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From paradise +‎ -al.

Examples

  • What race this is is hard to know, since the Cantos draws positive or "paradisal" insights from so many traditions, including the Chinese, Japanese, African, Hebraic, and Egyptian.

    Aoi!

  • But all at once I began to catch my breath and gasp The sea-smells had become laden with a kind of paradisal perfume, ineffably sweet, but difficult to breathe all of a sudden.

    Aylwin

  • He may have been utterly incapable of expressing in conceptual form his paradisal experience.

    C.S. Lewis on Paradisal Man

  • "She manages to depict with vivid immediacy Jamaica's terrors and seductions, portraying a society in which poverty is endemic, and a sense of menace exists in a setting of paradisal beauty."

    The True History of Paradise by Margaret Cezair-Thompson: Book summary

  • A garden is as contradictory as life itself and as essential, he argues in this passionate piece of advocacy: a refuge and a burden, a place of repose and of labor, paradisal and perilous.

    Cover to Cover

  • Africa, a place of spectacular beauty, continues to conjure up extreme images: of a paradisal Eden and of a conflict-ridden, disease-afflicted "dark continent".

    Look at how Africa is changing | Adekeye Adebajo

  • A fish-shaped island of roller-coaster green hills and paradisal beaches lapped by aquamarine waters, Elba lies an hour from Tuscany and does indeed belong to Italy.

    Downsizing From an Empire to an Island

  • A garden is as contradictory as life itself and as essential, he argues in this passionate piece of advocacy: a refuge and a burden, a place of repose and of labor, paradisal and perilous.

    Cover to Cover

  • With my arm around her I felt for the first time the swell of a breast; even if it was only the side of a breast, the softness was paradisal.

    Apology from a dirty old man

  • With my arm around her I felt for the first time the swell of a breast; even if it was only the side of a breast, the softness was paradisal.

    Lance Mannion:

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