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English definition of “hagiography”

hagiography

noun uk   /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 way [U] specialized religion writings about the lives of holy people such as saints
hagiographic
adjective uk   /-əˈɡræf.ɪk/ literary us  
The biography has been criticized for being too hagiographic.
(Definition of hagiography from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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