- bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
- blissful; saintly: a beatific smile.
Origin of beatific
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2. serene, exalted, angelic, rapturous.
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Examples from the Web for beatifically
Did you ever see anything so beatifically happy as that couple are?Miss Billy's Decision
Eleanor H. Porter
Beatifically he breathed whiskied breath at me as he stared in unsteady surprise.Eastern Nights - and Flights
He righted himself, looked astonished, then beatifically self-approving.The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
The miner's daughter was so beatifically happy that the girls found a new and most satisfying thrill in her enjoyment.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle
Laura Lee Hope
Often Beth would smile so beatifically that her mother thought she must be thinking of angels and heaven.A Little Florida Lady
Dorothy C. Paine
- displaying great happiness, calmness, etca beatific smile
- of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness
C17: from Late Latin beātificus, from Latin beātus, from beāre to bless + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for beatifically
1630s, from French béatifique or directly from Late Latin beatificus, from Latin beatus "blessed" (see beatify). Related: Beatifical (c. 1600); beatifically.
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