Saint vs Saintish - What's the difference?

saint | saintish |

As a noun saint

is a title given to a saint, often prefixed to the person's name.

As an adjective saintish is

suggestive of a saint; saintlike.




(wikipedia saint) (en noun)
  • A person to whom a church or another religious group has officially attributed the title of "saint"; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue.
  • Kateri Tekakwitha was proclaimed a saint .
  • (figuratively, by extension) A person with positive qualities; one who does good.
  • Dorothy Day was a living saint .
    Thanks for looking after the house while I'm away. You're a saint !
  • One who is sanctified or made holy; a person who is separated unto God’s service.
  • to the assembly of God which is at Corinth; those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints , with all who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, both theirs and ours. (1Cor. 1:2)
  • One of the blessed in heaven.
  • * Milton
  • Then shall thy saints , unmixed, and from the impure / Far separate, circling thy holy mount, / Unfeigned hallelujahs to thee sing.


    * (holy person) (l), sheik

    See also

    * hallow * holos * holy


    (en verb)
  • (nonstandard) To canonize, to formally recognize someone as a saint.
  • Many wish to see Pope John Paul II sainted immediately.


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    (en adjective)
  • Suggestive of a saint; saintlike.
  • Derived terms