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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.
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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
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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.
El tercer capitulo, El exilio desplazado, se centra en las novelas del "ciclo del exilio" aparecidas durante la segunda mitad de los anos setenta: El beso de la mujer arana (1976) y Pubis angelical (1979).
Angelical guardianship begins at the moment of birth and continues throughout our whole life and ceases only at the moment of death." In Catholic schools, children are taught early to say a prayer to their guardian angels every day.
Frente a la muerte se presenta la vida longeva y vigorosa como rasgo adamico y la condicion angelical como signo de inmortalidad.