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saintly

[ seynt-lee ]
/ ˈseɪnt li /
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adjective, saint·li·er, saint·li·est.
pertaining to, like, or befitting a saint: saintly lives.
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Origin of saintly

First recorded in 1650–60; saint + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for saintly

saintly
/ (ˈseɪntlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest
like, relating to, or suitable for a saint

Derived forms of saintly

saintlily, adverbsaintliness, noun
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