angelic

[ an-jel-ik ]
/ ænˈdʒɛl ɪk /

adjective

of or belonging to angels: the angelic host.
like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.: angelic sweetness.

Nearby words

  1. angela merici,
  2. angeleno,
  3. angeles,
  4. angelfish,
  5. angelhood,
  6. angelic doctor,
  7. angelica,
  8. angelica tree,
  9. angelico,
  10. angelico, fra

Sometimes an·gel·i·cal.

Origin of angelic

1350–1400; Middle English angelyk < Late Latin angelicus < Greek angelikós. See angel, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for angelic

angelic

/ (ænˈdʒɛlɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to angels
Also: angelical resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc
Derived Formsangelically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for angelic

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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