Etymology
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saintly (adj.)

"like or characteristic of a saint, befitting a holy person," 1620s, from saint (n.) + -ly (1). Middleton used saintish; Dryden has saintlike. Related: Saintlily; saintliness.

updated on November 19, 2021

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Definitions of saintly from WordNet

saintly (adj.)
marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint;
a saintly concern for his fellow men
Synonyms: angelic / angelical / beatific / saintlike / sainted
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