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angelic

[an-jel-ik] /ænˈdʒɛl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to angels:
the angelic host.
2.
like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.:
angelic sweetness.
Also, angelical.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English angelyk < Late Latin angelicus < Greek angelikós. See angel, -ic
Related forms
angelically, adverb
angelicalness, noun
hyperangelic, adjective
hyperangelical, adjective
hyperangelically, adverb
nonangelic, adjective
pseudoangelic, adjective
pseudoangelical, adjective
pseudoangelically, adverb
quasi-angelic, adjective
quasi-angelically, adverb
superangelic, adjective
superangelically, adverb
Synonyms
1. ethereal, celestial, saintly, beatific, seraphic, cherubic.
Antonyms
2. fiendish, diabolic.
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British Dictionary definitions for angelical

angelic

/ænˈdʒɛlɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to angels
2.
Also angelical. resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc
Derived Forms
angelically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for angelical

angelic

adj.

late 15c., "pertaining to angels," from Old French angelique "angelic" (Modern French angélique (13c.), from Latin angelicus, from Greek angelikos "angelic," from angelos (see angel). Meaning "angel-like" is from late 14c.; sense of "wonderfully pure, sweet" is recorded from early 16c. Related: Angelically.

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