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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
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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.
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.
Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
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.
Her excitement had in a measure kept her warm during the few minutes' adventure; but that beatific interval was over.
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.
let the scientific term pass) that they may attain to this beatific union?
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.
The curtains were half drawn, and only admitted the mysterious light calculated for beatific reveries.
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.
There's no room on the t-shirts and the posters featuring El Che's beatific smile for the fact that he boasted to the UN, in a 1964 speech, that "yes, we have executed, we are executing, we will continue to execute," nor does anyone sport swag celebrating Eutimio Guerra, a Cuban peasant Che bragged about shooting "with a .
It has to be said that the paintings on view reflect the beatific ambience that you associate with India's multicultural past and present, though some might take issue with the latter.