Definition of saintliness in English:

saintliness

Syllabification: saint·li·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈsāntlēnis
 
/

noun

  • The quality or state of being saintly; holiness: her selfless behavior borders on saintliness
    More example sentences
    • The perfection of life, the human capacity to apprehend and assimilate ideals of highest saintliness and selfless purity-in other words the divine quality or Dharma - is in continuous decline.
    • As I thought about what had gone on in South Africa, I too sometimes felt that the qualities of soul required to restrain the impulse of retributive justice came close to saintliness.
    • I realise this is the difference between the person who is merely nice and/or not a very quick thinker, and the person who is a true pastor, verging on saintliness - or just can think quicker than I can after a very tiring 48 hours.

More definitions of saintliness

Definition of saintliness in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody