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saint·ly

 (sānt′lē)
adj. saint·li·er, saint·li·est
Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.

saint′li·ness n.

saintly

(ˈseɪntlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
like, relating to, or suitable for a saint
ˈsaintlily adv
ˈsaintliness n

saint•ly

(ˈseɪnt li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
like or befitting a saint; holy.
[1650–60]
saint′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saintly - marked by utter benignitysaintly - 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

saintly

adjective virtuous, godly, holy, religious, sainted, blessed, worthy, righteous, devout, pious, angelic, blameless, god-fearing, beatific, sinless, saintlike, full of good works I assumed a look of saintly innocence.
Quotations
"Saintliness is also a temptation" [Jean Anouilh Beckett]

saintly

adjective
Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
Translations
كالمَلاك، يُشْبِه القِدّيسين
posvátnýsvatý
fromhelgenagtig
líkur dÿrlingi, háheilagur
evliya gibi

saintly

[ˈseɪntlɪ] ADJ (saintlier (compar) (saintliest (superl))) (gen) → santo; (= pious) → pío (pej) → santurrón

saintly

[ˈseɪntli] adj
(relating to a saint)saint(e)
(= very good) [person, manner, expression] → plein(e) de bontéSaint Patrick's Day nla Saint-Patrick

saintly

adj (+er) image, figure, lifeheilig; (fig pej) personfrömmlerisch; smilelammfromm; he stood there with a saintly look on his face (lit)er hatte einen verklärten Gesichtsausdruck; (iro)er sah aus, als ob er kein Wässerchen trüben könnte

saintly

[ˈseɪntlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (expression, life) → da santo/a
a saintly person → una santa persona

saint

(seint) , ((before a name) snt) noun
1. (often abbreviated to St , especially when used in the names of places, plants etc) a title given especially by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches to a very good or holy person after his death. Saint Matthew; St John's Road.
2. a very good, kind person. You really are a saint to put up with her.
ˈsaintly adjective
He led a saintly life; a saintly expression.
ˈsaintliness noun
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