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  1. of, like, or befitting a seraph.
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Often se·raph·i·cal.

Origin of seraphic

From the Medieval Latin word seraphicus, dating back to 1625–35. See seraphim, -ic
Related formsse·raph·i·cal·ly, adverbse·raph·i·cal·ness, nounnon·se·raph·ic, adjectivenon·se·raph·i·cal, adjectivenon·se·raph·i·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·se·raph·ic, adjectivesu·per·se·raph·i·cal, adjectivesu·per·se·raph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·se·raph·ic, adjectiveun·se·raph·i·cal, adjectiveun·se·raph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for seraphically

Historical Examples of seraphically

  • Ferdinand,—he always now called his friend by his Christian name,—Ferdinand was beautifully, seraphically confident.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • "It was because I felt that his thoughts were nobler than most men's that I wished to marry him," Selma replied, seraphically.

    Unleavened Bread

    Robert Grant

  • Even now, as the men paused to take breath after their "tug," the organ spoke again softly but seraphically.

  • A forehead impudent, and two eyes which turned up most seraphically languishing.

British Dictionary definitions for seraphically



  1. of or resembling a seraph
  2. blissfully serene; rapt
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Derived Formsseraphically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for seraphically



1630s, from Church Latin seraphicus, from seraphim (see seraph). Related: Seraphical (1560s).

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