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saintly Line breaks: saint¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪntli/

Definition of saintly in English:

adjective (saintlier, saintliest)

1Very holy or virtuous: a truly saintly woman
More example sentences
  • Undertaking religious pilgrimage is a seen as a meritorious practice since it focuses the mind on places associated with the Buddha, saintly people, or holy objects.
  • To paint this man as a saintly, pious ‘spiritual leader’ is obscene.
  • While I do think the saints have spiritual maturity, often very saintly people and profoundly religious people struggle with other personality conflicts.
1.1Relating to a saint: a crypt for some saintly relic
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  • Worship of saintly relics became a pressing theological concern in the high Middle Ages.
  • Somehow, though, the body and its components have recently gained the holy quality previously reserved for saintly relics.
  • The new film deals with the infamous Borgia family which produced no less than two saintly Popes in Italy during the 14th and 15th century.

Words that rhyme with saintly

stately • paisley • Ainsley
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