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Definition of the noun saintliness

What does saintliness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: saintlinesses

  1. the quality of resembling a saint
    • example: If feeling sick of the world could by itself grant saintliness, I don't see how I could avoid canonization.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: good / goodness = moral excellence or admirableness

Alternative definition of the noun saintliness


  1. The distinguishing property possessed by someone who is considered to be saintly.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Saintliness

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Google previewContemporary Classic/Devotions for a Deeper Life (2009)

by Oswald Chambers

Saintliness is the product of Calvary and Pentecost where our Lord Jesus Christ dug our souls From central gloom And heated hot with burning fears, And dipped in baths of hissing tears, And battered by the shades of doom To shape and use.

Google previewLife Lines (2011)

by Amir Ali Siassi

Saintliness is the collective name for the ripe fine fruits of religion in a character The saintly character is the character for which spiritual emotions are the habitual center of the personal energy And there is a composite photograph of being ...

Google previewThe Awesome Power of the Tongue (2012)

by Dr. Charles Fuller

Saintliness is the language of ...

Google previewCan Saul Alinsky Be Saved? (2014)

Jesus Christ in the Obama and Post-Obama Era by Richard William Bledsoe

True saintliness is the hardest of all real qualities to capture. Painting villains takes real artistry, and artistry is consummated here. But it is broken on goodness . Compare Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio with the Paradiso. Heaven is icy and ...

Google previewSoldier, Sage, Saint (1978)

by Robert C. Neville

Saintliness is a different matter. Whereas soldiers may force themselves to do something they do not like, saints do not come to like something without having the will to try it. An impulse of the heart which is rightly aimed but not sufficiently ...

Google previewDifficult Freedom and Radical Evil in Kant (2011)

Deceiving Reason by Joel Madore

Saintliness is the quality of a will that is utterly ...

Google previewThe Perry Magazine (1899)

by Eugene Ashton Perry

Perhaps its saintliness is the first cause of the attention given him by the wise men, who are listening, and who are giving him that respectful attention seldom accorded by the old to the verv ...

Google previewThe Ethics of Emmanuel Levinas (2008)

by Diane Perpich

saintliness is a manner of being which breaks with a supposedly natural desire to persist in one's being. it is the break with self-interest and self-regard in being more attached to the other than one is to oneself. The bearing of this text on the ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

-> holiness, sanctity, saintliness < blessedness sacriflce of lnstincts s Triebopfer n (Freud) ( Psy) sadism s Sadismus m (psy) H masochism sado-masochism s Sadomasochismus m ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language (1840)

in which the meaning of every word is explained, and the sound of every syllable distinctly shown. To which is prefixed, an abstract of the principles of English pronunciation, and directions to foreigners for acquiring a knowledge of the use of this dictionary by John Walker

Saintliness. Sanction, s&ngk'shñn.s. Ratification; a law. Sanctitude.singk'ti-tade.

Google previewThe Biblical Encyclopedia (1903)

A Collection of Notes Explanatory, Homiletic and Illustrative Forming a Complete Commentary on the Holy Scriptures Especially Designed for the Use of Ministers, Bible Students and Sunday-school Teachers by James Comper Gray, George Moulton Adams

Saintliness better than learning.—There died five-and- twenty years ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Sanctimō′niousness, Sanc′timony, affected devoutness, showof sanctity; Sanc ′titude, holiness, goodness, saintliness: affected holiness ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

virtue , goodness, righteousness, rectitude, justness, saintliness. evil-minded adj. EVIL. evince v. display, show, manifest, exhibit, reveal, demonstrate, suggest signify, ...

Google previewThe New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2003)

by Robert Andrews

saintliness – S. is also a temptation Anouilh [9] saints – S. should always be judged guilty Orwell [50] – hairy s./Of the North Stevens [4] salesman – s. is got to dream Miller, A. [4] salmon – smoked s. and tinned salmon Wilson, H. [2] salmonella ...

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Folly or saintliness

Local Accession Number: 2012.AAP.298
Title: Folly or saintliness
Creator/Contributor: Reed, Ethel, b. 1874 (artist)
Created/Published: Boston ; New York : Lamson, Wolffe and Co.
Date issued: 1895 (inferred)
Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph ; 52 x 38 cm.
Summary: A woman smiles, holding flower.
Genre: Book & magazine posters; Lithographs
Subjects: Women; Flowers
Notes: Title from item.
Date note: Date from: American Art Posters of the 1890s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Including the Leonard A. Lauder Collection.
Statement of responsibility: Ethel Reed
Collection: American Art Posters 1890-1920
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions.

Photo credit: Boston Public Library

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Quotes about Saintliness

What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
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Scrabble value of S1A1I1N1T1L1I1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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