divine

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. godlike, superhuman; celestial, heavenly; holy, spiritual; religious. See deity, religion, goodness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having qualities of a god]
Syn. godlike, godly, supernal, superhuman, celestial, almighty, unearthly, heavenly, deific, eternal, beatific, deiform, supreme, spiritual, ambrosial, angelic, theistic, deistic, eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all-powerful, ghostly, superphysical, supernatural, transcendent, hyperphysical, extramundane, transmundane, Elysian, Arcadian, Olympian, Jovian, Christlike, immaculate, paradisiacal, all-loving, beyond praise; see also perfect 2 .
Ant. human*, devilish, worldly.
2. [Dedicated to the service of a god]
Syn. sacred, holy, hallowed, devotional, spiritual, religious, sacrificial, sacramental, ceremonial, ritualistic, reverent, consecrated, dedicated, devoted, venerable, pious, anointed, sanctified, ordained, sanctioned, set apart, sacrosanct, scriptural, blessed, worshiped, revered, venerated, mystical, worshipful, prayerful, adored, reverenced, solemn, faithful, fervid, ministerial; see also holy 2 .
Ant. secular, profane, blasphemous.
3. [Excellent]
Syn. supreme, superb, marvelous, sublime; see excellent , perfect 2 .
Syn.- divine suggests that which is of the nature of, is associated with, or is derived from God or a god [ the divine right of kings ] , and, in extended use, connotes supreme greatness [ the divine Milton ] or, colloquially, Great attractiveness [ these shoes are absolutely divine] ; holy suggests that which is held in deepest religious reverence or is basically associated with a religion and, in extended use, connotes spiritual purity [ the Holy Ghost, a holy love ] ; sacred refers to that which is set apart as holy or is dedicated to some exalted purpose and, therefore, connotes inviolability [ Parnassus was sacred to Apollo, a sacred trust ] ; consecrated and hallowed describe that which has been made sacred or holy, consecrated in addition connoting solemn devotion or dedication [ a life consecrated to art ] , and hallowed connoting inherent or intrinsic holiness [hallowed ground ] n.
Syn. priest, theologian, clergyman; see minister 1 , priest , rabbi .
v.
Syn. predict, prophesy, conjecture, intuit; see foretell , guess 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
foretell, predict, prophesy, forecast, foresee, prognosticate, surmise, guess, infer, portend. see prophecy
II
a.
godlike, holy, sacred, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, heavenly, deified, supreme, sanctified, perfect, celestial, angelic, superhuman.
ANT.: earthly, mortal
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Of, from, like, or being a god or God: de-iflc, godlike, godly, heavenly, holy. See RELIGION. 2. In the service or worship of God or a god: holy, religious, sacred. See RELIGION. 3. Of or relating to heaven: celestial, heavenly, paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal. See RELIGION. 4. Particularly excellent: fabulous, fantastic, fantastical, glorious, marvelous, sensational, splendid, superb, terrific, wonderful. Informal: dandy, dreamy, great, ripping, super, swell, tremendous. Slang: cool, groovy, hot, keen1, neat, nifty. Idiom: out of this world. See GOOD. II noun A person ordained for service in a Christian church: churchman, churchwoman, clergyman, clergywoman, cleric, clerical, clerk, ecclesiastic, minister, parson, preacher. Informal: reverend. See RELIGION. III verb 1. To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means: augur, foretell, prophesy, soothsay, vaticinate. See FORESIGHT. 2. To know in advance: anticipate, envision, foreknow, foresee, see. See FORESIGHT, SEE.

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