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paradise

In some religions, paradise is considered the ultimate destination, but in general, it's any place that is ideal and free from worry. Eden, Shangri-la, or even the corner nail salon — each might represent paradise to someone.

Paradise comes from the Greek paradeisos meaning "park, paradise, Garden of Eden." The Garden of Eden was a paradise free from all worries until Eve ate the apple that broke the dream. Often when you see advertisements for tourism in the Caribbean, a sense of paradise is evoked by the beautiful images and carefree descriptions.

Definitions of paradise
  1. noun
    any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    synonyms: Eden, Shangri-la, heaven, nirvana, promised land
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    type of:
    part, region
    the extended spatial location of something
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