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1. sainthood

noun. ['ˈseɪntˌhʊd'] saints collectively.

Synonyms

  • grouping
  • saint

Antonyms

  • left
  • right
  • upgrade

Etymology

  • -hood (English)
  • -had (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • saint (English)
  • saint (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Sainthood

  • adulthood
  • babyhood
  • boyhood
  • brotherhood
  • childhood
  • estatehood
  • falsehood
  • fatherhood
  • girlhood
  • knighthood
  • likelihood
  • livelihood
  • manhood
  • moshood
  • motherhood
  • nationhood
  • neighborhood
  • orahood
  • parenthood
  • robinhood

Example sentences of the word sainthood


1. Noun, singular or mass
The process of promoting a deceased member of the church to sainthood is long and arduous.

Quotes containing the word sainthood


1. I have a hundred-year-old aunt who aspires to sainthood, and whose only wish has been to go into the convent, but no congregation, not even the Little Sisters of Charity, could tolerate her for more than a few weeks, so the family has had to look after her. Believe me, there is nothing so insufferable as a saint, I wouldn't sic one on my worst enemy.
- Isabel Allende, Mi país inventado: Un paseo nostálgico por Chile

2. sainthood

noun. ['ˈseɪntˌhʊd'] the status and dignity of a saint.

Synonyms

  • place
  • billet
  • post
  • spot
  • office
  • situation
  • position

Antonyms

  • undock
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • front

Etymology

  • -hood (English)
  • -had (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • saint (English)
  • saint (Middle English (1100-1500))
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