Adonis definition

ə-dŏnĭs, ə-dōnĭs
(gr. myth., person, proper) A handsome young man loved by Aphrodite: he is killed by a wild boar.
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The definition of Adonis is a good looking young man from Greek mythology with whom Aphrodite fell in love, or a good looking young man.

An example of Adonis is the Greek god of love and desire.

An example of an adonis is male model Rob Evans.

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Any very handsome young man.
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(rare) A male given name.
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A beautiful man.
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(greek mythology) A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite, who transformed the drops of his blood into anemones after he was killed by a boar.
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A handsome young man.
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(Greek mythology) A beautiful young man loved by Aphrodite.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
adonis
Plural:
adonises

Origin of adonis

  • Greek Adōnis of Phoenician origin ℵd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis).

    From Wiktionary