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Cherubic

[chə-ROO-bik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Hebrew

1.

Having the innocence or plump prettiness of a young child.

2.

Having a sweet temperament.

Examples of Cherubic in a sentence

"I picked out the perfect Valentine’s Day card, with a cherubic Cupid saying, 'Be Mine.'"

"My dog is so gentle and cherubic that I named her Angel."

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About Cherubic

Cherubic is the adjective form of the noun cherub. In the Bible a cherub is a member of the cherubim, or the second-highest order of angels. To describe something as cherubic means it is angelic, in demeanor, appearance, or both.

Did you Know?

You’re likely familiar with the images portraying Cupid as a cherubic, chubby-cheeked angel. Cupid is the Greek god of desire, erotic love, affection, and attraction, and Valentine’s Day adopted Cupid as its mascot. His image, along with his powerful love arrows, is seen on greeting cards every February 14.

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