Synonyms for paradise

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-dahys, -dahyz
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪz

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Définition of paradise

Origin :
  • late 12c., "Garden of Eden," from Old French paradis "paradise, Garden of Eden" (11c.), from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos "park, paradise, Garden of Eden," from an Iranian source, cf. Avestan pairidaeza "enclosure, park" (Modern Persian and Arabic firdaus "garden, paradise"), compound of pairi- "around" + diz "to make, form (a wall)."
  • The first element is cognate with Greek peri- "around, about" (see per), the second is from PIE root *dheigh- "to form, build" (see dough).
  • The Greek word, originally used for an orchard or hunting park in Persia, was used in Septuagint to mean "Garden of Eden," and in New Testament translations of Luke xxiii:43 to mean "heaven" (a sense attested in English from c.1200). Meaning "place like or compared to Paradise" is from c.1300.
  • noun land, feeling of great pleasure; absence of evil
Example sentences :
  • It caused them to fight for the sole possession of this Paradise upon Earth.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Such ideas as Paradise, Adam and Eve, and angels, are getting obsolete.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 7, May 14, 1870 » by Various
  • What a paradise this would be for the botanist in spring, or for the portrait painter!
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • This farm was the nearest he would ever come to a paradise and on it he would be his own God.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • "I modestly but freely told him what I thought" of Paradise Lost!
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • The first day in the old house seemed to her like new birth in Paradise.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • But to Amelia, his look had all the sweet familiarity of faces we shall see in Paradise.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Whatever Saddleback might have done, Tito would live in no fool's paradise.
  • Extract from : « Johnny Bear » by E. T. Seton
  • This Gowan when he had talked about a Paradise, had gone up to her and taken her hand.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • This was called the paradise, around which was a covered ambulatory.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield

Antonyms for paradise

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