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hagiography

noun     /ˌhæɡ.iˈɒɡ.rə.fi/ US  /-ˈɑː.ɡrə-/
[C or U] a very admiring book about someone or a description of someone that represents the person as perfect or much better than they really are, or the activity of writing about someone in this wayKinds of books [U] specialized religion writings about the lives of holy people such as saintsKinds of books hagiographic     /-əˈɡræf.ɪk/ adjective literary The biography has been criticized for being too hagiographic.Types of film, play, book etc.
(Definition of hagiography noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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