Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to angelic acid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine.
  • adj. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub.
  • adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint.
  • adj. Of or derived from angelica

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, belonging to, or like an angel; suitable to the nature or office of an angel.
  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from the plant angelica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
  • adj. of or relating to angels
  • adj. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

Etymologies

From Old French angélique, from Latin angelicus, from Ancient Greek ἀγγελικός (angelikos, "of or for a messenger"), from ἄγγελος (angelos, "angel"). Equivalent to angel +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The competition is tough enough without the added, self-imposed pressure of trying to reach a bar so high that many use the word "angelic" to describe it.

    CNN.com

  • Rosemary, who lives in the Twin Towers Place neighborhood east of downtown shared this story of what they call angelic behavior.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • A sharp and nasty trident with which she pokes and prods me daily like some sort of mini demon in angelic disguise.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Archie the cat, though otherwise angelic, is a demon where houseplants are concerned.

    Lemon at Work

  • She starred as Christine in the 2004 film version of "Phantom of the Opera," where she displayed the singing voice - described as "angelic" - that had launched her career in show business in the first place.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • An eight-layered 'angelic'-looking vanilla cake proved hell for MasterChef's Alvin Quah, who became the first eliminated contestant of the competition's finals.

    National Nine News

  • Lest there be any doubts among Southern Baptists investigators about this being erotic as opposed to platonic affection, the far older James called angelic young Villiers "my sweet child and wife, and grant that ye may ever be a comfort to your dear dad and husband."

    Will gay unfriendly Southern Baptists expel King James?

  • The white above you, that white arc displays your spirit guides, otherwise known as angelic beings or deceased loved ones.

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2005

  • The Fourth Lateran Council declared that God is creator of all things visible and invisible, spiritual and corporeal; who by his almighty power, together at the beginning of time, formed out of nothing the spiritual creature and the corporeal creature, that is, the angelic and the terrestrial; and then the human creature, composed of both body and spirit.

    The Angels and Us

  • In many instances, the Scriptures clearly refer to the angelic host even though the words malak and angellos are not used.

    A Study of Angels

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