Idyllic
Idyllic I*dyl"lic, a. Of or belonging to idyls. [1913 Webster]

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  • idyllic — (adj.) full of natural, simple charm, 1831, lit. suitable for an idyll (late 18c. in sense pertaining to an idyll ); from IDYLL (Cf. idyll) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idyllic — [adj] perfect; extremely pleasant arcadian, bucolic, charming, comfortable, halcyon, heavenly, ideal, idealized, out of this world*, pastoral, peaceful, picturesque, pleasing, rustic, unspoiled; concepts 529,572 Ant. bad, disagreeble, flawed,… …   New thesaurus

  • idyllic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. DERIVATIVES idyllically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • idyllic — [ī dil′ik] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, an idyll 2. pleasing and simple; pastoral or picturesque 3. romantic idyllically adv …   English World dictionary

  • idyllic — i|dyl|lic [ıˈdılık, aı US aı ] adj an idyllic place or time is very beautiful, happy, and peaceful, with no problems or dangers idyllic setting/surroundings/scene etc ▪ If you want old world tradition in an idyllic setting, this is the hotel for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • idyllic — [[t]ɪdɪ̱lɪk, AM aɪd [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as idyllic, you mean that it is extremely pleasant, simple, and peaceful without any difficulties or dangers. ...an idyllic setting for a summer romance... Married life was not as… …   English dictionary

  • idyllic — 1. adjective /ɪˈdɪlɪk,aɪˈdɪlɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to idylls. b) Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque. 2. noun /ɪˈdɪlɪk,aɪˈdɪlɪk/ An idyllic state or situation. He c …   Wiktionary

  • idyllic — i|dyl|lic [ aı dılık ] adjective extremely beautiful and peaceful: an idyllic scene a. extremely happy, without any problems: Our honeymoon was idyllic. ╾ i|dyl|li|cal|ly [ aı dılıkli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • idyllic — UK [ɪˈdɪlɪk] / US [aɪˈdɪlɪk] adjective a) extremely beautiful and peaceful an idyllic scene b) extremely happy, without any problems Our honeymoon was idyllic. Derived word: idyllically UK [ɪˈdɪlɪklɪ] / US [aɪˈdɪlɪklɪ] adverb …   English dictionary

  • idyllic — idyllically, adv. /uy dil ik/, adj. 1. suitable for or suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple or rustic: his idyllic life in Tahiti. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an idyll. [1855 60; IDYLL + IC] Syn. 1. unspoiled, sylvan, pastoral …   Universalium

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