beatific

[ bee-uh-tif-ik ]
/ ˌbi əˈtɪf ɪk /

adjective

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

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Origin of beatific

First recorded in1630–40; from French, from Late Latin beātificus “making happy,” equivalent to beāt(us) (past participle of beāre “to bless”) + -i- + -ficus; see -ate1, -i-, -fic

OTHER WORDS FROM beatific

be·a·tif·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·be·a·tif·ic, adjectivenon·be·a·tif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for beatific

beatific
/ (ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of beatific

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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