Pronounced: IN-fruh-DIG, adj
Notes: This is a phrase I’ve not run across before
The word adonize means “to make more attractive; to spruce up”
This came into English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
I’ve heard of Adonis – a beautiful youth in Greek mythology, and I know that ‘adonis’ is used to describe a very good-looking man, but I didn’t recognize this verb form of the word. After I read about our word, I felt a bit foolish for not recognizing it.