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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   us   /-əˈɡræf.ɪk/ literary
The biography has been criticized for being too hagiographic.
Translations of “hagiography”
in Chinese (Traditional) 理想化的傳記, 美化主角的傳記, 聖徒傳記…
in Chinese (Simplified) 理想化的传记, 美化主人公的传记, 圣徒传记…
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