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heavenly

[hev-uh n-lee] /ˈhɛv ən li/
adjective
1.
of or in the heavens:
the heavenly bodies.
2.
of, belonging to, or coming from the heaven of God, the angels, etc.
3.
resembling or befitting heaven; blissful; beautiful:
His home in Tahiti was a heavenly spot.
4.
divine or celestial:
heavenly peace.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English hevenly, Old English heofonlīc. See heaven, -ly
Related forms
heavenliness, noun
unheavenly, adjective
Synonyms
4. supernal, sublime; seraphic, cherubic, angelic; blessed, beatific.
Antonyms
4. infernal, hellish.
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British Dictionary definitions for heavenliness

heavenly

/ˈhɛvənlɪ/
adjective
1.
(informal) alluring, wonderful, or sublime
2.
of or occurring in space: a heavenly body
3.
divine; holy
Derived Forms
heavenliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for heavenliness

heavenly

adj.

Old English heofonlic "celestial; chaste;" see heaven + -ly (1). Meaning "beautiful, divinely lovely" is late 14c., often (though not originally) with reference to the celestial "music of the spheres;" weakened sense of "excellent, enjoyable" is first recorded 1874. The heavenly bodies (stars, planets, etc.) attested from late 14c. Related: Heavenliness.

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