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hagiographynoun

uk   /ˌhæɡ.iˈɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /-ˈɑː.ɡrə-/
[C or U] a very ​admiringbook 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 ​holypeople such as saints
hagiographic
adjective uk   us   /-əˈɡræf.ɪk/ literary
The ​biography has been ​criticized for being too hagiographic.
(Definition of hagiography from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hagiography”
in Chinese (Simplified) 理想化的传记, 美化主人公的传记, 圣徒传记…
in Chinese (Traditional) 理想化的傳記, 美化主角的傳記, 聖徒傳記…
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