[ bee-uh-tif-ik ]
/ ˌbi əˈtɪf ɪk /


bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
blissful; saintly: a beatific smile.

Origin of beatific

1630–40; (< F) < Late Latin beātificus making happy, equivalent to beāt(us) (past participle of beāre; be- bless + -āt(us) -ate1) + -i- -i- + -ficus -fic

Related forms

be·a·tif·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·be·a·tif·ic, adjectivenon·be·a·tif·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for beatific


/ (ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk) /


displaying great happiness, calmness, etca beatific smile
of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness

Derived Forms

beatifically, adverb

Word Origin for beatific

C17: from Late Latin beātificus, from Latin beātus, from beāre to bless + facere to make
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