Definition of idyllic in English:



  • (especially of a time or place) like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.

    ‘an attractive hotel in an idyllic setting’
    • ‘A more idyllic setting you could not imagine, and classical and church music added drama to the proceedings.’
    • ‘An idyllic spot of woodland might hove into view, but tantalisingly only as a remote island in an ocean of ploughed fields.’
    • ‘After long travelling, foul weather and false starts, the picture before us is not nearly so idyllic or clear cut.’
    • ‘Franklin promised never to drink again and, after an idyllic summer, they moved into a rented house together.’
    • ‘Some say a horrible monster cast its ominous shadow over the peaceful and idyllic valley.’
    • ‘A woman is searching for the descendants of a Haworth family who made her life idyllic as an evacuee in the Second World War.’
    • ‘The idyllic setting is made more perfect still when, on our first night, a full moon lights up the night sky.’
    • ‘Last year, for instance, my boyfriend and I spent an idyllic 10 days in Marrakesh.’
    • ‘She and her family move to a bizarre Utopia - the idyllic suburban town of Stepford.’
    • ‘They have this idea that it's Utopia, but the lifestyle is in no way idyllic.’
    • ‘Here we are in an idyllic alpine valley in that part of Bavaria that can broadly be described as Mittenwald.’
    • ‘It will be an idyllic way, in between selected public appearances, to see out his remaining 50 years.’
    • ‘Funday Sunday was the bucolic and idyllic climax of the Kells heritage festival.’
    • ‘It's just an idyllic setting that makes me happy to live in the neighborhood that I live in!’
    • ‘Residents from the idyllic small town of Greencastle have vowed to fight the ferry every step of the way.’
    • ‘City dwellers are flocking to South Lakeland to snap up farms as they try to buy into an idyllic rural life.’
    • ‘The backdrop of the mountains lends to the idyllic setting of Killoughternane.’
    • ‘The unhappiness of others somehow besmirches their own idyllic picture.’
    • ‘Even the most amateur of photographers can snap perfect shots in this idyllic place.’
    • ‘Thousands of people have spent idyllic holidays in the areas stricken by the tidal wave following the earthquake.’
    perfect, ideal, idealized, wonderful, blissful, halcyon, happy
    heavenly, paradisal, utopian, elysian
    peaceful, picturesque, pastoral, rural, rustic, bucolic, unspoilt
    arcadian, sylvan
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