cherubic


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cher·ub

 (chĕr′əb)
n.
1. pl. cher·u·bim (chĕr′ə-bĭm′, -yə-bĭm′)
a. A winged celestial being.
b. cherubim Christianity The second of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
2. pl. cher·ubs
a. A putto.
b. A person, especially a child, with an innocent or chubby face.

[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Hebrew kərûb; see krb in Semitic roots.]

che·ru′bic (chə-ro͞o′bĭk) adj.
che·ru′bi·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cherubic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherubcherubic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"

cherubic

adjective angelic, appealing, sweet, heavenly, innocent, lovable, adorable, seraphic the toddler's beaming, cherubic face

cherubic

adjective
Of or like a baby:
Translations
مَلائِكي
andělský
engleagtigkerubisk
kerubi
engillegur; saklaus; búlduleitur
melek gibi

cherubic

[tʃeˈruːbɪk] ADJquerúbico

cherubic

[tʃɛˈruːbɪk] adjda cherubino

cherub

(ˈtʃerəb) noun
an angel with wings and the plump face and body of a child.
cheˈrubic (-ˈruː-) adjective
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I said that you did," answered Jessie, with an affectation of cherubic simplicity.
Aaron was not indisposed to display his talents, even to an ogre, under protecting circumstances; and after a few more signs of coyness, consisting chiefly in rubbing the backs of his hands over his eyes, and then peeping between them at Master Marner, to see if he looked anxious for the "carril", he at length allowed his head to be duly adjusted, and standing behind the table, which let him appear above it only as far as his broad frill, so that he looked like a cherubic head untroubled with a body, he began with a clear chirp, and in a melody that had the rhythm of an industrious hammer
Thy words Attentive, and with more delighted eare Divine instructer, I have heard, then when Cherubic Songs by night from neighbouring Hills Aereal Music send: nor knew I not To be both will and deed created free; Yet that we never shall forget to love Our maker, and obey him whose command Single, is yet so just, my constant thoughts Assur'd me and still assure: though what thou tellst Hath past in Heav'n, som doubt within me move, But more desire to hear, if thou consent, The full relation, which must needs be strange, Worthy of Sacred silence to be heard; And we have yet large day, for scarce the Sun Hath finisht half his journey, and scarce begins His other half in the great Zone of Heav'n.
Young, not over thirty, dark of complexion with large, long-lashed brown eyes that he fondly believed were magnetic, cherubic of lip and feature, he belied all his appearance by talking business in direct business fashion.
His hair was white and well brushed back like a German's; his face was red, fierce and cherubic, with one dark tuft under the lower lip that threw up that otherwise infantile visage with an effect theatrical and even Mephistophelean.
Her lord being cherubic, she was necessarily majestic, according to the principle which matrimonially unites contrasts.
When the agreement was ready in duplicate (the landlord having worked at it like some cherubic scribe, in what is conventionally called a doubtful, which means a not at all doubtful, Old Master), it was signed by the contracting parties, Bella looking on as scornful witness.
She turns grimaces to grins as she paints parrots and kitties on cherubic cheeks.
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Cherubic man-child Elijah Wood is suprisingly effective as a deranged serial killer in this superior slasher flick.
So he seeks refuge in the home of waitress Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a recovering drug addict, who could lose custody of her cherubic daughter Paige (Elle Graham) if she can't overcome her cravings for crystal meth.
and Drew fantastic chemistry Milly is a PR executive with a handsome husband and two cherubic offspring.