Synonyms for adonises

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-don-is, uh-doh-nis
Phonetic Transcription : əˈdɒn ɪs, əˈdoʊ nɪs

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Définition of adonises

Origin :
  • "a beau," 1620s, from Greek Adonis, name of the youth beloved by Aphrodite, from Phoenician adon "lord," probably originally "ruler," from base a-d-n "to judge, rule." Adonai is the Hebrew cognate.
  • As in beauty : noun good-looking person
  • As in sex symbol : noun person who is sexual ideal
Example sentences :
  • Adonises are very neat in habit, and the foliage is fine and interesting.
  • Extract from : « The Practical Garden-Book » by C. E. Hunn
  • A long line of more or less successful Adonises have followed in his footsteps.
  • Extract from : « In Vanity Fair » by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • At least some of the delphiniums, papavers and adonises germinate very imperfectly, if at all, in direct light.
  • Extract from : « The Nursery Book » by Liberty Hyde Bailey
  • Peasants imagine themselves princes; Calibans believe themselves to be Adonises; beggars imagine themselves millionaires.
  • Extract from : « The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2) » by Harry Furniss
  • They are not Apollos, and Venuses, nor Adonises, that knock at painters' doors.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844 » by Various

Antonyms for adonises

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