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beatitude

Line breaks: be¦ati|tude
Pronunciation: /bɪˈatɪtjuːd
 
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Definition of beatitude in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Supreme blessedness: the expression of beatitude the religious sometimes adopt
More example sentences
  • Meditation is the science of bringing inner beauty, inner beatitude, inner benediction.
  • The phrase was on the cover of a Christian magazine which showed an awkward-looking teen sat in a chair being hugged by his parents who had expressions of moronic beatitude.
  • The terrifying aspect of this Self makes Arjuna shudder with fear, and hence the Lord also reveals His most beautiful form that is full of bliss, beatitude, and serenity.
Synonyms
bliss, ecstasy, exaltation, supreme happiness, heavenly joy, divine rapture, saintliness, sainthood
1.1 (the Beatitudes) The blessings listed by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:3-11).
Example sentences
  • It simply goes through the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount, explains the essence of each one, and appends a simple prayer for each, asking God to help us cultivate that particular trait of godliness.
  • In the Beatitudes, Jesus blesses those who hunger and thirst after justice. I can't imagine that Mr. Gibson's vision or his film will add to the balance of this world's justice.
  • The Beatitudes and other teachings in which Jesus exhorts his disciples to put all their trust in God have a special meaning in this context (Neyrey).
1.2 (His/Your Beatitude) A title given to patriarchs in the Orthodox Church.
Example sentences
  • It has been 28 days since His Beatitude the Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan is imprisoned in the prison Idrizovo, near Skopje.
  • The Archbishop remembered the meeting with His Beatitude one month back during his visit to Kerala.
  • It gives me great pleasure to meet Your Beatitude in this Primatial See of the Orthodox Church of Greece.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French beatitude or Latin beatitudo, from beatus 'blessed'.

Words that rhyme with beatitude

attitude, gratitude, latitude, platitude

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