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

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  1. past of saint


  1. Of or pertaining to a saint; saint-like, reverenced.
    Pope John Paul II, of sainted memory, is a candidate for beatification.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aggrandized, angelic, apotheosized, archangelic, asleep, asleep in Jesus, at rest, awesome, beatified, bereft of life, big, blessed, breathless, called home, canonized, carrion, celestial, cherubic, consecrated, croaked, dead, dead and gone, death-struck, deceased, dedicated, defunct, deified, demised, departed, departed this life, destitute of life, devoted, done for, elevated, eminent, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, exalted, exanimate, excellent, fallen, finished, food for worms, glorified, gone, gone to glory, gone west, grand, great, hallowed, heavenly, held in awe, high, high and mighty, immortal, immortalized, in glory, inanimate, late, late lamented, launched into eternity, lifeless, lofty, magnified, martyred, mighty, no more, passed on, pushing up daisies, redeemed, released, reposing, resting easy, saintly, sanctified, saved, seraphic, set apart, shrined, sleeping, smitten with death, still, stillborn, sublime, supereminent, taken away, taken off, throned, with the Lord, with the saints, without life, without vital functions
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