Word of the Day – Paradisiacal

By August 10, 2018 Word of the Day

Paradisiacal (adj)

pa-rad-ais-ay-ik-al

(of a place or state) ideal or idyllic; heavenly.

From paradise. Middle English: from Old French paradis, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek paradeisos ‘royal (enclosed) park’, from Avestan pairidaēza ‘enclosure, park’.

Example sentences

“I didn’t want to come home, it was simply paradisiacal.”

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