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beatific

That blissful grin on your face? It could be described as beatific, meaning it projects a peaceful sense of joy.

If you have a beatific smile on your face, then the happiness it shows is the real thing. This word doesn’t describe phony smiles or quick grins that show a little amusement. Use beatific to describe something characterized by complete and perfect joy. It’s often used to describe a smile, but it can be used to describe anything in a state of bliss.

Definitions of beatific
  1. adjective
    marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    “a beatific smile”
    synonyms: angelic, angelical, sainted, saintlike, saintly
    good
    morally admirable
  2. adjective
    experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    beatific peace”
    Synonyms:
    joyful
    full of or producing joy
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