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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. experiencing or bestowing celestial joy;
- Example: "beatific peace"

2. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint;
- Example: "angelic beneficence"
- Example: "a beatific smile"
- Example: "a saintly concern for his fellow men"
- Example: "my sainted mother"
[syn: angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beatific \Be`a*tif"ic\, Beatifical \Be`a*tif"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. b['e]atifique, L. beatificus. See Beatify.] Having the power to impart or complete blissful enjoyment; blissful. "The beatific vision." --South. -- Be`a*tif"ic*al*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

beatific adj 1: experiencing or bestowing celestial joy; "beatific peace" 2: 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" [syn: angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted]