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[ an-jel-ik ]


  1. of or belonging to angels:

    the angelic host.

    Synonyms: cherubic, seraphic, beatific, saintly, celestial, ethereal

  2. like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.:

    angelic sweetness.

    Antonyms: diabolic, fiendish


/ ænˈdʒɛlɪk /


  1. of or relating to angels
  2. Alsoangelical resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc

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Derived Forms

  • anˈgelically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • an·geli·cal·ly adverb
  • an·geli·cal·ness noun
  • hyper·an·gelic adjective
  • hyper·an·geli·cal adjective
  • hyper·an·geli·cal·ly adverb
  • nonan·gelic adjective
  • pseudo·an·gelic adjective
  • pseudo·an·geli·cal adjective
  • pseudo·an·geli·cal·ly adverb
  • quasi-an·gelic adjective
  • quasi-an·geli·cal·ly adverb
  • super·an·gelic adjective
  • super·an·geli·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of angelic1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English angelyk, from Late Latin angelicus, from Greek angelikós; equivalent to angel + -ic

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Example Sentences

In “Stardust,” as she sings of a fateful intergalactic meeting, her words conjure a cosmic scene made more magical by her airy, angelic tone.

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The 20-year-old artist pulls from old-school house and garage samples, fortified with doses of breakbeat, to construct her dreamy, emotive dance tracks, bolstered by her silky, angelic vocals.

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A flurry of phone calls and hospital drive-bys led to the amazingly pleasant surprise of having two angelic friends, Alaina and Lauren, at my bedside when I awoke in Reno in the intensive care unit.

Gospel songstress Erica Campbell is lending her angelic voice in praise as a part of McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour later this month, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities and in celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month.

He uses it at will to be vulgar, angelic or diabolical, male or female.

The stream of bubbly from the popped champagne bottle creates an angelic arc over her, and lands right in the glass.

White hair, face, and chest, she looks almost angelic—until, suddenly nervous, she requests a cigarette.

In other moments, she appears angelic, as candlelight dances on her cherubic cheeks.

Bieber and Joffrey both have angelic faces that we kind of want to punch.

“Whichever monsieur pleases,” he replied, with an angelic smile.

But if you restrict it, to the sense in which it is commonly applied to the angelic sex, I am not prepared to answer.

Brahma was the prince of the angelic army; Vishnu and Siva were His coadjutors.

Although homely, her suffering and timid figure breathed an angelic kindness.

And a more angelic creetur' in his kindness to the afflicted never walked this earth.

We may now proceed to the consideration of the angelic mythology of the Old and New Testaments.


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More About Angelic

What does angelic mean?

Angelic means having the qualities of an angel, such as by being beautiful, pure, or kind.

It can also be used to describe things that relate to or involve angels, as in I had a dream about angelic beings. 

In some religions, angels are heavenly beings associated with qualities such as grace, beauty, and kindliness. They are sometimes thought of as perfect beings, and the word angel is often used in a figurative way to refer to a person with these qualities.

Describing someone or something as angelic often implies that it has these qualities.

Angelic can be used to describe a person, as in You look truly angelic in that dress or Some people are kind, but Ruth is simply angelic. It can also be used to describe things. For example, you might say that a child has an angelic face or that a talented singer has an angelic voice.

The variant angelical means the same thing but is much less commonly used.

Example: The angelic sound of harp is unlike that of any other instrument.

Where does angelic come from?

The first records of the word angelic come from the 1300s. The word angel itself comes from the Greek ángelos, meaning “messenger” (and, in later contexts, “messenger of God”). The suffix -ic is used to form adjectives and means “having some characteristics of.”

Angelic is most commonly used to describe things like children’s faces and beautiful voices. Suitable synonyms for angelic are also often religious in nature, such as heavenly or saintly. The opposite of an angel is often thought to be a demon, and the adjective demonic (typically meaning “evil”) can be used as the opposite of angelic.

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  • angelically (adverb)
  • angelical (adjective)
  • angel (noun)

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How is angelic used in real life?

Angelic is used to describe things considered pure or beautiful. It is always used positively.


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Which of the following words is a synonym of angelic?

A. lovely
B. heavenly
C. ethereal
D. all of the above