[ seyn-tid ]
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  1. enrolled among the saints.

  2. being a saint in heaven.

  1. sacred or hallowed.

  2. like a saint; saintly.

Origin of sainted

First recorded in 1590–1600; saint + -ed2

Other words from sainted

  • un·saint·ed, adjective

Words Nearby sainted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sainted in a sentence

  • Why had he permitted her to wear the ring which he had given her so as to spite his sainted Aunt Philomène?

  • He gave his arm to Fleurette, and walked out of the hotel, with serene confidence in the powers of the sainted Mme. Bidoux.

  • Bloodshed and cruelty often desecrated the spot sacred to religion and the ashes of the sainted dead.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • When our sainted Bernard first came this way, he was merely Bernard de Menthon, a youth not yet in his twenties.

    Rescue Dog of the High Pass | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Monsieur, what tongue can tell the joyous and eager delight that held a sainted fte within my breast!

British Dictionary definitions for sainted


/ (ˈseɪntɪd) /

  1. canonized

  2. like a saint in character or nature

  1. hallowed or holy

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