Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a seraph or seraphs; angelic; celestial: as, seraphic trophies; seraphic harmonies.
  • Worthy of a seraph; superhuman; pure; refined from grossness.
  • noun A zealot; an enthusiastic sectary: in allusion to the burning zeal of such persons.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.

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

  • adjective of or relating to a seraph or the seraphim
  • adjective pure and sublime

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

  • adjective having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
  • adjective of or relating to an angel of the first order

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Examples

  • A contrast to Klopstock's "seraphic" sentimentalism is offered in the sensualism of Christopher Martin Wieland (1733-1813).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • These were the kind of seraphic pleasures he took in living.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

  • Pausing there in his course, with fire and tenderness breaking out in his face and manner, that gave him a kind of seraphic look, the speaker burst forth into a description of the love of Christ, that before long bowed the heads and hearts of his audience as one man.

    The Old Helmet

  • Pausing there in his course, with fire and tenderness breaking out in his face and manner, that gave him a kind of seraphic look, the speaker burst forth into a description of the love of Christ, that before long bowed the heads and hearts of his audience as one man.

    The Old Helmet, Volume I

  • Surely, X., you are hair-splitting a little in this instance, and mean to amuse yourself with my simplicity, by playing off some logical legerdemain upon me from the "seraphic" or "angelic" doctors.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • Surely, X., you are hair-splitting a little in this instance, and mean to amuse yourself with my simplicity, by playing off some logical legerdemain upon me from the "seraphic" or "angelic" doctors.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Volume 2

  • We have done with pigs, and would only recommend a visit -- a frequent visit -- to that paradise of animals, the Zoological Gardens, where, a fortnight ago, we saw wild boars from Hesse Darmstadt; wild boars from Egypt; bush pigs from Africa; peccaries from South America; and two painted pigs from West Africa; all "_de grege porci_," and in excellent health: to say nothing of two hippopotamuses; four "seraphic" giraffes; antelopes (we did not number them); brush turkeys from

    Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.

  • "I was still looking at this brief memorial, when I heard a woman's dress rustling upon the long rank grass, and turning suddenly, saw my darling coming towards me, very pale, very pensive, but with a kind of seraphic resignation upon her face which made her seem to me more beautiful than I had ever seen her before.

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • She had skinned a knee and snagged both stockings but her smile was seraphic.

    The Dressmaker

  • The only reason it's so popular is that teens can imagine themselves in Bella's shoes (because Bella is so stale a character that anyone can take her place), and who doesn't want a sexy vampire who looks like a "seraphic statue of Adonis with marble skin" laying on your bed with a come-hither look right as you step out of the shower wrapped in nothing but a towel?

    Twilight's First Official Photo and Why I'm Passing « FirstShowing.net

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  • Ooh.. this word sounds pretty.. almost like the name serafina.

    June 20, 2009