Meaning of Adonis in English:


Pronunciation /əˈdəʊnɪs/

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proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • A beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a boar, but Zeus decreed that he should spend the winter of each year in the underworld with Persephone and the summer months with Aphrodite.


  • An extremely handsome young man.

    ‘not all of us have the body of an Adonis’
    • ‘Seeing himself as an Adonis and a gift to women and lacking any respect for the gender was his undoing.’
    • ‘The lad was an Adonis, and with rakish good looks and a devilmay-care smile, he seemed to hold the world by a string.’
    • ‘He looked like an Adonis with the late morning sun showering him in a ray of light.’
    • ‘An Adonis, his physique was imposing and he carried himself with the bearing of a champion.’
    • ‘I look round, expecting to see some six foot Adonis with a winning smile and an easy charm.’