1. of or belonging to angels: the angelic host.
  2. like or befitting an angel, especially in virtue, beauty, etc.: angelic sweetness.


  1. of or relating to angels
  2. Also: angelical resembling an angel in beauty, purity, etc

late 15c., “pertaining to angels,” from Old French angelique “angelic” (Modern French angélique (13c.), from Latin angelicus, from Greek angelikos “angelic,” from angelos (see angel). Meaning “angel-like” is from late 14c.; sense of “wonderfully pure, sweet” is recorded from early 16c. Related: Angelically.

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