saintly

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *saintli (suggested by seyntly (adverb)), equivalent to saint +‎ -ly. Compare saintlike.

AdjectiveEdit

saintly (comparative saintlier, superlative saintliest)

  1. Like or characteristic of a saint; befitting a holy person; saintlike.
    Sophie led a saintly life.

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