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Synonyms for saintly
ˈseɪnt li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    sweet, beatific, angelical, angelic, seraphic, sainted, cherubic, saintlike

    Antonyms:
    evil

Wiktionary

  1. saintly(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    pious, holy

  2. saintly(adjective)

    holy, characteristic of a saint

    Sophie led a saintly life.

    Synonyms:
    pious, holy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. saintly

    Sacred is applied to that which is to be regarded as inviolable on any account, and so is not restricted to divine things; therefore in its lower applications it is less than holy. That which is sacred may be made so by institution, decree, or association; that which is holy is so by its own nature, possessing intrinsic moral purity, and, in the highest sense, absolute moral perfection. God is holy; his commands are sacred. Holy may be applied also to that which is hallowed; as, "the place whereon thou standest is holy ground," Ex. iii, 5. In such use holy is more than sacred, as if the very qualities of a spiritual or divine presence were imparted to the place or object. Divine has been used with great looseness, as applying to anything eminent or admirable, in the line either of goodness or of mere power, as to eloquence, music, etc., but there is a commendable tendency to restrict the word to its higher sense, as designating that which belongs to or is worthy of the Divine Being. Compare PERFECT; PURE.

    Synonyms:
    blessed, consecrated, devoted, divine, hallowed, holy, sacred, set apart

    Antonyms:
    abominable, common, cursed, impure, polluted, secular, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified, wicked, worldly

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. saintly

    Synonyms:
    pure, holy, spiritual, heavenly-minded, pious, godly

    Antonyms:
    impious impure, unholy, unspiritual, ungodly, carnal, foul, worldly, earthly-minded, sinful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. saintly(a.)

    Synonyms:
    holy, devout, pious, religious, godly

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    saint, holy

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How to use saintly in a sentence?

  1. Corine Fairbanks:

    The pope stating that this person is someone saintly, or someone to be looked up to, or even revered or prayed to is giving the international message that what happened (to indigenous people), was by divine right, thousands, hundreds of thousands of people were killed all in the name of Catholicism and progress, so to speak.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you want to do something very praiseworthy and very saintly, make a child happy!


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