- bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
- blissful; saintly: a beatific smile.
Origin of beatific
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Related Words for beatificdelightful, elated, happy, joyful, rapturous, euphoric, angelic, divine, ethereal, heavenly, lovely, cherubic
Examples from the Web for beatific
Contemporary Examples of beatific
Here, some reluctant participants at a family reunion are transformed in a beatific bunch by a ride in the Caravan.Lousy Marketing—Not Lousy Cars—Killed Detroit
November 24, 2008
Clearly bewildered by the proceedings, she had a beatific smile, delighted that everyone was making a fuss over her.The Baby Monitor Diaries
November 17, 2008
Historical Examples of beatific
“Idleness does not pay in this country, Lorimer,” he said, with a beatific air.Lorimer of the Northwest
Joe sampled it with a beatific expression, and turned to Nils.A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays
Meanwhile he stood in the doorway with a beatific smile; this did him good.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
I was met with a beatific smile from Mrs. Jim, who was peeling potatoes at the sink.Rebel women
And thus he missed the whole meaning of the beatific vision.Faces in the Fire
Frank W. Boreham
- displaying great happiness, calmness, etca beatific smile
- of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness
Word Origin for beatific
1630s, from French béatifique or directly from Late Latin beatificus, from Latin beatus "blessed" (see beatify). Related: Beatifical (c. 1600); beatifically.