Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Chem.) Of or derived from angelica
  • adjective an acid obtained from angelica and some other plants.
  • adjective Belonging to, or proceeding from, angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel; heavenly; divine.
  • adjective having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub.
  • adjective marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint.
  • adjective a very ancient hymn of the Christian Church; -- so called from its beginning with the song of the heavenly host recorded in Luke ii. 14.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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.

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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

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