• synonyms


See more synonyms for deific on Thesaurus.com
  1. making divine; deifying.
Show More

Origin of deific

1480–90; < Late Latin deificus, equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -ficus -fic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for deific

godlike, godly, heavenly, holy, religious, reverent, sacred, spiritual

Examples from the Web for deific

Historical Examples of deific

  • He invoked the inspiration of the Goddess of Song, and waited for, no doubt believed in, some "deific impulse" descending on him.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • Conscious life, or the capacity to become conscious of anything, is a Deific attribute.

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson

  • To make it appear that there was a Deific power and agency concerned in their conception.

  • He leads the way to "deific peaks" and "conquered skies," the Virgil of a younger Dante.

  • For deep feeling has a potency of its own, and all that careless group felt as if some deific cloud had passed by.

British Dictionary definitions for deific


  1. making divine or exalting to the position of a god
  2. divine or godlike
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for deific


late 15c., from French déifique (late 14c.), from Late Latin deificus "god-making, sacred," in Medieval Latin "divine," from deus "god" (see Zeus) + -ficus "making" (see factitious).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper