hagiographic
also hagiographical adjective Date: 1819 1. of, relating to, or being hagiography; especially excessively flattering <
a hagiographic biography
>
2. of or relating to the Hagiographa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hagiographic — ha gi*o*graph ic (h[a^] g[ e]*[o^]*gr[.a]f [i^]k), hagiographical ha gi*o*graph ic*al(h[a^] g[ e]*[o^]*gr[.a]f [i^]k*al), 1. of or pertaining to the Hagiographa, or to sacred writings; same as {hagiographal}. [PJC] 2. of or pertaining to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hagiographic — [hag΄ē ə graf′ik, hā΄jēə graf′ik] adj. 1. of hagiography or the Hagiographa 2. idealizing its subject: said of a biography: Also hagiographical * * * See hagiographer. * * * …   Universalium

  • hagiographic — [hag΄ē ə graf′ik, hā΄jēə graf′ik] adj. 1. of hagiography or the Hagiographa 2. idealizing its subject: said of a biography: Also hagiographical …   English World dictionary

  • hagiographic — adjective /ˈhæɡioʊˌɡɹæfɪk/ A writing or expression congruous with the tenets of hagiography. But the stakes are clearly higher than in the hagiographic viewpoint expressed in [Girard, 1971] and a change of syntax (as the one coming from linear… …   Wiktionary

  • hagiographic — hagiography ► NOUN 1) the writing of the lives of saints. 2) a biography idealizing its subject. DERIVATIVES hagiographic adjective hagiographical adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hagiographic — adj. saint like, legendary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hagiographic — hag·i·o·graph·ic …   English syllables

  • hagiographic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • hagiography — hagiographic /hag ee euh graf ik, hay jee /, hagiographical, adj. /hag ee og reuh fee, hay jee /, n., pl. hagiographies. the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology. [1805 15; HAGIO + GRAPHY] * * * Literature describing… …   Universalium

  • hagiographal — hagiographic ha gi*o*graph ic (h[a^] g[ e]*[o^]*gr[.a]f [i^]k), hagiographical ha gi*o*graph ic*al(h[a^] g[ e]*[o^]*gr[.a]f [i^]k*al), 1. of or pertaining to the Hagiographa, or to sacred writings; same as {hagiographal}. [PJC] 2. of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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