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Definitions of saint

  1. person of exceptional holiness
  2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  3. in the Catholic church; declare ( a dead person) to be a saint; " After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
  4. hold sacred
  5. a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  6. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
  7. One of the blessed in heaven.
  8. One canonized by the church.
  9. To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to ( some one).
  10. To act or live as a saint.
  11. Persons officially recognized or acknowledged as pre- eminent for consecration, holiness, and piety, especially through canonization by a branch of the Christian church. ( From Webster, 3d ed)
  12. A holy or godly person; one noted for plety and virtue, especially one canonized, or declared a saint, by the Roman Catholic Church; one dead and blessed in heaven.
  13. To canonize.
  14. Saintly.
  15. Saintliness.
  16. A sanctified or holy person: one eminent for piety: one of the blessed in heaven: one canonized by the R. Cath. Church.
  17. A holy person.
  18. Holy; canonized: as a title, abbreviated to St.
  19. A godly or sanctified person; one of the blessed in heaven.
  20. A sanctified or holy person; one eminent for piety and virtue; a beatified holy person; one canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
  21. To act with a show of piety. St. Andrew's cross, See Cross. St. Anthony's fire, crysipelas. St Vitus's dance. See Chorea, Saints- bell, the sacring- bell, which see.
  22. A holy person; one of the blessed in heaven; one canonised by the R. Cath. Ch.
  23. To canonise; to act with a show of piety.
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Antonyms for saint

baddie, cretin, blighter, PERV, rotter, rake, sinner, malefactor, backslider, rat fink, hound, dirtbag, fiend, scum, sleaze, stinker, fink, slob, villain, sleazebag, varlet, rapscallion, toad, bounder, heel, schmuck, Stinkard, miscreant, clown, debauchee, scumbag, scamp, swine, churl, wrongdoer, dog, skunk, sleazeball, cur, scalawag, chuff, crumb, beast, scapegrace, bleeder, lout, varmint, crud, rascal, nazi, debaucher, so-and-so, reptile, bugger, snake, rat, cad, caitiff, joker, scuzzball, vermin, boor, meanie, louse, scoundrel, creep, buzzard, jerk, pervert, evildoer, wretch.

Quotes of saint

  1. I want to be like the patron saint of reality. – Fiona Apple
  2. The anguish of the neurotic individual is the same as that of the saint The neurotic, the saint are engaged in the same battle. Their blood flows from similar wounds. But the first one gasps and the other one gives. – Georges Bataille
  3. To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing. – Charles Baudelaire
  4. There is no sinner like a young saint – Aphra Behn
  5. Living with a saint is more grueling than being one. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  6. I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint and invite the public- I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras. – Poppy Z. Brite
  7. Don't call me a saint I don't want to be dismissed so easily. – Dorothy Day
  8. William Bennett is my patron saint one of them. Redd Foxx is another. – Kinky Friedman
  9. He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint that boasteth of it, is a devil. – Thomas Fuller
  10. God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace. – William Gurnall
  11. She was a patron saint of the peripheral. – Jane Howard
  12. An industrious sinner I much prefer to a lazy saint – Sophie Kerr
  13. Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. – Omar Khayyam
  14. Warner Bros offered me the next Batman, and the only reason that I didn't do it was because of The Saint – Val Kilmer
  15. I shot this wonderful picture called American Saint a couple of years ago, which is still looking for release. – Vincent Schiavelli

Usage examples for saint

  1. Is he buried in saint Michan's? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Do you know Saint Paul's, Stephen? – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  3. I don't set up for being a saint Lord knows, but, be George! – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. " I didn't say so," said Priscilla quickly, turning red; she who had always been too proud to lie, how was she going to lie now to this aged saint with the snow- white hair? – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  5. By Saint George, I think you are out of your senses! – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  6. You will not enter into the religious question; yet you defend saint worship, which is something religious. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  7. Turning into a cross street, he came upon the tower of Saint James' Church, and he grew suddenly cheerful. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  8. What you think about us, my dear, is as much like the truth as- as- I am like a saint or you like a sinner. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Sometimes Minnie would think, when listening to some dear aged saint I can't teach these people religion, I must learn from them. – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  10. I tell him sometimes that my bad health is the price I've had to pay for having a saint for my husband. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Today at last I learn that she is at Saint Gratien where I shall go on Sunday evening probably. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. Whatever she used to think, now she thinks he's a live saint – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  13. He is a saint a saint – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  14. Saint Orion turns from you with horror! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. For they have believed in the same Christ in whom we believe; for from the beginning of the world no saint has been saved in any other way than through the faith of the same Gospel. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  16. The saint had served his turn. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  17. The gentleman took the painting; but it again appeared to him that the saint was not in the cave. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  18. Have I ever told you the story of Saint Vespaluus? – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  19. That child, Fanny, is a saint – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  20. He will let us live at Saint Domingo in peace. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau