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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
References in classic literature ?
Seeing this did more for Jo than the wisest sermons, the saintliest hymns, the most fervent prayers that any voice could utter.
That's the signal for David Korins' set to transport Gordy to a series of clumsy book scenes that show him in the saintliest light possible while recounting the triumphs and setbacks of building Motown Records.
But even the saintliest of industry executives face a present and a future filled with pressures to cut corners and more.