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be·a·tif·ic

 (bē′ə-tĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Showing or producing exalted joy or blessedness: a beatific smile.

[Latin beātificus : beātus, happy (from past participle of beāre, to bless; see deu- in Indo-European roots) + -ficus, -fic.]

be′a·tif′i·cal·ly adv.

beatific

(ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk) or

beatifical

adj
1. displaying great happiness, calmness, etc: a beatific smile.
2. (Theology) of, conferring, or relating to a state of celestial happiness
[C17: from Late Latin beātificus, from Latin beātus, from beāre to bless + facere to make]
ˌbeaˈtifically adv

be•a•tif•ic

(ˌbi əˈtɪf ɪk)

adj.
1. bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
2. blissful; saintly: a beatific smile.
[1630–40; (< French) < Late Latin beātificus making happy]
be`a•tif′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beatific - experiencing or bestowing celestial joy; "beatific peace"
joyful - full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"
2.beatific - marked by utter benignitybeatific - 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

beatific

adjective (Literary) blissful, happy, heavenly, glorious, enchanted, ecstatic, sublime, serene, joyous, exalted, joyful, elated, euphoric, rapturous, rapt, enraptured, blissed out He smiled an almost beatific smile.
Translations

beatific

[ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk] ADJbeatífico
a beatific smileuna sonrisa beatífica

beatific

[ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk] adj (literary) (= blissful) [smile] → béat(e)

beatific

adjglückselig; visionhimmlisch

beatific

[ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk] adj (liter) (smile, expression) → beato/a
References in classic literature ?
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
The curtains were half drawn, and only admitted the mysterious light calculated for beatific reveries.
Personally, I was with Challenger, who was in a beatific humor, moving about as one in a silent ecstasy and beaming benevolence from every feature.
Her excitement had in a measure kept her warm during the few minutes' adventure; but that beatific interval was over.
Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
He seemed, at times, so lost in the beatific vision, that he forgot my stumblings in the philological darkness, till I appealed to him for help.
let the scientific term pass) that they may attain to this beatific union?
It must be a happy land, that England of yours," Irais remarked after a while with a sigh--a beatific vision no doubt presenting itself to her mind of a land full of washerwomen and agile gentlemen darting at door-handles.
Moreover, I said, you must not wonder that those who attain to this beatific vision are unwilling to descend to human affairs; for their souls are ever hastening into the upper world where they desire to dwell; which desire of theirs is very natural, if our allegory may be trusted.
It seemed to him now that there was nothing in life to be compared with that beatific state, and that bachelors were mere wild asses of the desert.
The lead character in Paul Weitz' delightful comedy drama sticks up two fingers to that beatific image of patience and enduring grace in old age.
Often working under immense pressure and frustration, the nursing staff managed to maintain a stiff upper lip, invariably complemented with a beatific smile.