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angelic

[an-jel-ik]
adjective
  1. of or belonging to angels: the angelic host.
  2. like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.: angelic sweetness.
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Sometimes an·gel·i·cal.

Origin of angelic

1350–1400; Middle English angelyk < Late Latin angelicus < Greek angelikós. See angel, -ic
Related formsan·gel·i·cal·ly, adverban·gel·i·cal·ness, nounhy·per·an·gel·ic, adjectivehy·per·an·gel·i·cal, adjectivehy·per·an·gel·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·an·gel·ic, adjectivepseu·do·an·gel·ic, adjectivepseu·do·an·gel·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·an·gel·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-an·gel·ic, adjectivequa·si-an·gel·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·an·gel·ic, adjectivesu·per·an·gel·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for angelically

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for angelically

angelic

adjective
  1. of or relating to angels
  2. Also: angelical resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc
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Derived Formsangelically, 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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