holy person

holy person
person of exceptional holiness
Syn: ↑saint, ↑holy man, ↑angel
Derivationally related forms: ↑angelical (for: ↑angel), ↑saintly (for: ↑saint), ↑sainthood (for: ↑saint), ↑sanctify (for: ↑saint)
Hypernyms: ↑good person
Hyponyms: ↑Buddha, ↑fakir, ↑fakeer, ↑faqir, ↑faquir

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