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saintly

adjective  /ˈseɪnt·li/ us  
good, kind, and patient: He seemed the gentle, saintly man everyone said he was.
Translations of “saintly”
in Korean 성스러운…
in Arabic وَرِع…
in Portuguese santo, piedoso…
in Catalan sant, bondadós…
in Japanese 聖人のような, 高徳な…
in Italian di/da santo…
in Russian ангельский, святой…
in Turkish evliya gibi, çok iyi ve kibar, melek gibi…
in Polish świątobliwy…
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