adjective see cherub

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Cherubic — Che*ru bic, Cherubical Che*ru bic*al, a. Of or pertaining to cherubs; angelic. The cherubic host. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cherubic — [[t]tʃəru͟ːbɪk[/t]] ADJ If someone looks cherubic, they look sweet and innocent like a cherub. [LITERARY] I was born cherubic and chubby. ...her beaming, cherubic face …   English dictionary

  • cherubic — che|ru|bic [ tʃə rubık ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY attractive in the natural and slightly fat way of a small child or baby: his cherubic face …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cherubic — UK [tʃəˈruːbɪk] / US [tʃəˈrubɪk] adjective mainly literary attractive in the natural and slightly fat way of a small child or baby his cherubic face …   English dictionary

  • cherubic — cherub ► NOUN 1) (pl. cherubim or cherubs) a winged angelic being represented as a chubby child with wings. 2) (pl. cherubs) a beautiful or innocent looking child. DERIVATIVES cherubic adjective cherubically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • cherubic — adjective having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub an angelic smile a cherubic face looking so seraphic when he slept a sweet disposition • Syn: ↑angelic, ↑angelical, ↑seraphic, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cherubic — See cherub. * * * …   Universalium

  • cherubic — adjective a) of, or relating to a cherub; angelic b) of, or like a baby; infantile …   Wiktionary

  • cherubic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of or like a baby: babyish, childlike, infantile, infantine. See YOUTH …   English dictionary for students

  • cherubic — adj. angelic; beautiful; innocent …   English contemporary dictionary

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