adjective, di·vin·er, di·vin·est.
- (sometimes lowercase)the spiritual aspect of humans; the group of attributes and qualities of humankind regarded as godly or godlike.
verb (used with object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
verb (used without object), di·vined, di·vin·ing.
Origin of divine
Synonyms for divine
Antonyms for divine
Related Words for divinestmystical, spiritual, celestial, angelic, holy, eternal, marvelous, transcendent, supernatural, sacred, heavenly, wonderful, religious, visualize, foresee, deduce, foretell, discern, infer, surmise
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Historical Examples of divinest
Of mankind he was barely conscious, in his loftiest and divinest flights.Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I
I can bear the divinest of tidings—I can tell Alf that Millie loves him.The Jucklins
Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
Our supreme good, the divinest reality with which we deal, is personality.The Meaning of Faith
Harry Emerson Fosdick
There was the divinest Plague of Athens sold yesterday at Langford's!The Belle's Stratagem
Word Origin for divine
c.1300, from Old French devin (12c.), from Latin divinus "of a god," from divus "a god," related to deus "god, deity" (see Zeus). Weakened sense of "excellent" had evolved by late 15c.
"to conjure, to guess," originally "to make out by supernatural insight," mid-14c., from Old French deviner, from Vulgar Latin *devinare, dissimilated from *divinare, from Latin divinus (see divine (adj.)), which also meant "soothsayer." Related: Divined; diviner; divining. Divining rod (or wand) attested from 1650s.
c.1300, "soothsayer," from Old French devin, from Latin divinus (adj.); see divine (adj.). Meaning "ecclesiastic, theologian" is from late 14c.