Definitions

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  • adj. Like paradise; paradisiacal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Paradisiacal.

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

Etymologies

From paradise +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • The more usual adjective formed from paradise is paradisal although there are several other forms in the OED, and the pronunciation given for this is /pærəˈdaɪsəl/.

    Paradisical vestiges | Linguism | Language Blog

  • It sometimes seemed to her impossible for one of her patients who had had an anaesthetic not to have dreamed while unconscious of that long tunnel and paradisal bower at the end of it.

    Portobello

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