seraphic 1630s, from Church L. seraphicus, from seraphim (see SERAPH (Cf. seraph)).

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  • Seraphic — Se*raph ic, Seraphical Se*raph ic*al, a. [Cf. F. s[ e]raphique.] Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined. Seraphic arms and trophies. Milton. Seraphical fervor. Jer. Taylor. {Se*raph… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seraphic — adjective a look of seraphic contentment on his face Syn: blissful, beatific, sublime, rapturous, ecstatic, joyful, rapt; serene, ethereal; cherubic, saintly, angelic …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • seraphic — seraph ► NOUN (pl. seraphim or seraphs) ▪ an angelic being associated with light, ardour, and purity. DERIVATIVES seraphic adjective seraphically adverb. ORIGIN Hebrew …   English terms dictionary

  • seraphic — adjective see seraphim …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seraphic — seraphically, adv. seraphicalness, n. /si raf ik/, adj. of, like, or befitting a seraph. Also, seraphical. [1625 35; < ML seraphicus. See SERAPHIM, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • seraphic — adjective a) of or relating to a seraph or the seraphim b) pure and sublime …   Wiktionary

  • seraphic — Synonyms and related words: Christlike, Christly, Elysian, God fearing, admirable, adorable, angelic, archangelic, beatified, blissful, canonized, caressable, celestial, charming, cherubic, cuddlesome, divine, empyrean, ethereal, glorified,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seraphic — se|raph|ic [sıˈræfık] adj literary extremely beautiful or pure, like an ↑angel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seraphic — se|raph|ic [ sə ræfık ] adjective LITERARY 1. ) beautiful and pure 2. ) happy and satisfied …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seraphic — se·raph·ic || se ræfɪk adj. pertaining to an angel of the highest order; resembling a seraph …   English contemporary dictionary

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