Definition of "saintlike" [saint•like]

  • A person who after death is formally recognized by a Christian Church, esp the Roman Catholic Church, as having attained, through holy deeds or behaviour, a specially exalted place in heaven and the right to veneration (noun)
  • A person of exceptional holiness or goodness (noun)
  • The collective body of those who are righteous in God's sight (noun)
  • To canonize; recognize formally as a saint (verb)
  • Resembling a saint in behavior, such as benevolence, compassion, humility and or piety; exceptionally good (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "saintlike" in a sentence
  • "Are women allowed to move on, make changes, follow their own desires, or is the ability to wait trauma out, to display saintlike patience one of the prime virtues that is far more valuable?"
  • "(On our first visit, our saintlike waitress ended up preparing half of the dinner for us, worried that we'd overdo the meat or undercook the dumplings.)"
  • "Sambath's own mother and father fell victim to the very man he's now interviewing, though his lack of vengeance is saintlike."