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an·gel

 (ān′jəl)
n.
1. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth, especially in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Zoroastrianism.
2. A representation of such a being, especially in Christianity, conventionally in the image of a human figure with a halo and wings.
3. angels Christianity The last of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. From the highest to the lowest in rank, the orders are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
4. A guardian spirit or guiding influence.
5.
a. A kind and lovable person.
b. One who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness.
6. A financial backer of an enterprise, especially a dramatic production or a political campaign.

[Middle English aungel, from Old English engel or Old French angele, both from Late Latin angelus, from Late Greek angelos, from Greek, messenger.]

an·gel′ic (ăn-jĕl′ĭk), an·gel′i·cal adj.
an·gel′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.angelical - of or relating to angelsangelical - of or relating to angels; "angelic messenger"
2.angelical - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherubangelical - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
3.angelical - marked by utter benignityangelical - marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; "angelic beneficence"; "a beatific smile"; "a saintly concern for his fellow men"; "my sainted mother"
good - morally admirable

angelical

adjective
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It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations.
Dare any soul on earth breathe a word against the sweetest, the purest, the tenderest, the most angelical of young women?
Others more milde, Retreated in a silent valley, sing With notes Angelical to many a Harp Thir own Heroic deeds and hapless fall By doom of Battel; and complain that Fate Free Vertue should enthrall to Force or Chance.
Casaubon, his looks improved with a glow of delight; "but if my poor physiognomy, which I have been accustomed to regard as of the commonest order, can be of any use to you in furnishing some traits for the angelical doctor, I shall feel honored.
Toda una paradoja es el resultado de la lectura de la obra poetica de Arthur Rimbaud: conforme nos conmueve y alumbra el camino, nos rescata y salva, de igual modo nos asusta y condena, nos violenta e inquieta; a la vez que nos incita, nos deja un vacio que es ardiente y feroz, producto de una llama que silenciosa y apaciblemente nos va consumiendo, de frente a la imagen a la vez angelical y grotesca que se proyecta en este espejo concavo que es la vida.
In this case, the angelical mandate is broadened and includes the deeds of the CM.
And the scheme is proving to be a huge success as sick children and their parents take comfort in the angelical tones of Sharon Durant and her colleagues.
Una sorpresa, las pocas veces que he coincidido con ella su semblante angelical no se corresponde nada con su forma de ser.
Mariam, with her angelical features, attracts our hero romantically, keeping viewers speculating about this love story will develop.
Claro que, estando en Chile, fue fundamental ademas leer las obras de Melville desde la resistencia que opusimos a la dictadura, ya que, con la paciencia obcecada de Bartleby y la resolucion angelical de Billy Budd y la valentia de los esclavos sublevados, vencimos a los Claggart de Chile.
He was angelical," said David Gavin, an attorney for Daniel's father.
Collodi collects The winners keep coming from the Neil Mulholland yard and Collodi, having his first run for the Bath trainer, stayed on well for Liam Keniry to take the spoils in the 1m2f handicap at the chief expense of Angelical.