seraphic | seraphically

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Meaning(s)

sweet or angelic

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seraphic - angelic

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Something ‘seraphic’ is considered very pure and beautiful, in the way that an angel would be. It can be used variously to describe somebody’s appearance, particularly a female’s, a gesture, an atmosphere, a performance etc. In whatever context, it has strongly positive connotations, being linked with the heavenly and divine. Mostly encountered in written English.

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  1. Even though I was annoyed at my daughter for spilling her drink on my work, she has such a seraphic smile that it is impossible to stay mad at her.

  2. The pianist received a standing ovation at the end of the concert. Her performance had been seraphically beautiful.

  3. In the seraphic light of dawn, even the usually dull and grey city looked regal and welcoming.

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