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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.]
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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]
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be•a•tif•ic(ˌbi əˈtɪf ɪk)
1. bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the like: beatific peace.
2. blissful; saintly: a beatific smile.
[1630–40; (< French) < Late Latin beātificus making happy]
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|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 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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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.
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beatific[ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk] adj (literary) (= blissful) [smile] → béat(e)
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beatific[ˌbiːəˈtɪfɪk] adj (liter) (smile, expression) → beato/a
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