Etymology
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angelic (adj.)

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

updated on September 21, 2022

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Definitions of angelic from WordNet

angelic (adj.)
marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint;
angelic beneficence
Synonyms: angelical / beatific / saintlike / saintly / sainted
angelic (adj.)
of or relating to angels;
angelic messenger
Synonyms: angelical
angelic (adj.)
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub;
an angelic smile
Synonyms: angelical / cherubic / seraphic / sweet
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