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[si-raf-ik] /sɪˈræf ɪk/
of, like, or befitting a seraph.
Often, seraphical.
Origin of seraphic
From the Medieval Latin word seraphicus, dating back to 1625-35. See seraphim, -ic
Related forms
seraphically, adverb
seraphicalness, noun
nonseraphic, adjective
nonseraphical, adjective
nonseraphically, adverb
superseraphic, adjective
superseraphical, adjective
superseraphically, adverb
unseraphic, adjective
unseraphical, adjective
unseraphically, adverb Unabridged
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  • Ferdinand,—he always now called his friend by his Christian name,—Ferdinand was beautifully, seraphically confident.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • "It was because I felt that his thoughts were nobler than most men's that I wished to marry him," Selma replied, seraphically.

    Unleavened Bread

    Robert Grant
  • Even now, as the men paused to take breath after their "tug," the organ spoke again softly but seraphically.

  • A forehead impudent, and two eyes which turned up most seraphically languishing.

British Dictionary definitions for seraphically


of or resembling a seraph
blissfully serene; rapt
Derived Forms
seraphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for seraphically



1630s, from Church Latin seraphicus, from seraphim (see seraph). Related: Seraphical (1560s).

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