- Blissfully happy.
“The beatific glances they shared during their first dance proved the new spouses were beyond happy.”
“My beatific son played gleefully with his new puppy all morning.”
“Normally the rain would put me in a bad mood, but I have a new book, so I’m beatific with the need to stay inside.”
French, mid-17th century
Why this word?
Borrowed directly from the French “béatifique,” the word “beatific” best fits the semi-ironic viral hashtag “#blessed,” which is used on everything from inspirational quotes to posed selfies. The word “beatific” is also used in Christian theology to mean “imparting holy bliss.” Even more specifically, the Beatific Vision was a direct vision of God.
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