Adjective "adorable" definition and examples

(Adorable may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈdɔːrəb(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Inspiring great affection or delight.
  1. 'Lizzie was a most adorable and good person who possessed a caring and loving personality.'
  2. 'They make him look so sweet and adorable and well, that's a total misconception if you really know Jake.'
  3. 'Not to worry - this adorable little guy is going to have no trouble finding fabulous new owners, I am sure.'
  4. 'Jack was an adorable well-mannered, gentle boy who had an extraordinary presence that could light up a room.'
  5. 'It means I get to have the company of this adorable eccentric woman for longer.'
  6. 'He's adorable, about two years old, part Maaori with a halo of light brown curls.'
  7. 'The Steiffe range has adorable teddy bear motifs down the legs of the shorts, or the arms of tops and as a logo on T-shirts.'
  8. 'She told me it was adorable… clothes for little girls and matching clothes for their dolls as well.'
  9. 'For now, she's just a kitten, and one of the most adorable ones we've ever come across.'
  10. 'It is easy to let a Shih Tzu take advantage of you, particularly when it is so cute and adorable.'

More definitions

1. very attractive or delightful; charming: What an adorable hat!

2. worthy of being adored.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be adorable."

"children can be adorable."

"creatures can be adorable."

"wells can be adorable."

"ways can be adorable."

More examples++

Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘worthy of divine worship’): from French, from Latin adorabilis, from the verb adorare (see adore).