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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 quasi-angelically

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 quasi-angelically

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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