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angelic

[an-jel-ik] /ænˈdʒɛl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to angels:
the angelic host.
2.
like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.:
angelic sweetness.
Sometimes, angelical.
Origin of angelic
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English angelyk < Late Latin angelicus < Greek angelikós. See angel, -ic
Related forms
angelically, adverb
angelicalness, noun
hyperangelic, adjective
hyperangelical, adjective
hyperangelically, adverb
nonangelic, adjective
pseudoangelic, adjective
pseudoangelical, adjective
pseudoangelically, adverb
quasi-angelic, adjective
quasi-angelically, adverb
superangelic, adjective
superangelically, adverb
Synonyms
1. ethereal, celestial, saintly, beatific, seraphic, cherubic.
Antonyms
2. fiendish, diabolic.
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Examples from the Web for angelically
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  • It's because heaven is the most angelically dull place in all creation: that's why.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • Persis angelically urged him to stay in his room and nurse his cold.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • I never saw her so angelically beautiful as she was this morning.

    Saxe Holm's Stories Helen Hunt Jackson
  • And so he went over the same ground and most angelically refuted himself from the beginning of his former pleading to the end.

    Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
  • He was of a surly trend in his cups, but Ten Eyck was angelically patient as he lugged him to the coat-room.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • It was evident that she had been roused from her slumber, but she was angelically good-tempered over it.

    The Admiral Douglas Sladen
  • Another one of my points was that I did not try to make Marguerite angelically beautiful.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • She was angelically kind; she could not be ruffled; she would never criticize, never grasp, never exhibit selfishness.

    The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
  • You remember my mentioning the angelically beautiful creature stopping at Schloss Gessler?

    The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge
  • In the sound of her voice, in the light of her eyes, in the touch of her hands, so angelically comforting and true!

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for angelically

angelic

/ænˈdʒɛlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to angels
2.
Also angelical. resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc
Derived Forms
angelically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for angelically

angelic

adj.

late 15c., "pertaining to angels," from Old French angelique "angelic" (Modern French angélique (13c.), from Latin angelicus, from Greek angelikos "angelic," from angelos (see angel). Meaning "angel-like" is from late 14c.; sense of "wonderfully pure, sweet" is recorded from early 16c. Related: Angelically.

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