- 1. adjective
a divine beingSyn:godly, angelic, seraphic, saintly, beatific; heavenly, celestial, supernal, holyAnt:mortal2)
divine worshipSyn:religious, holy, sacred, sanctified, consecrated, blessed, devotional3) informal
this food is divine2. noun, dated
puritan divinesSyn:theologian, clergyman, clergywoman, member of the clergy, churchman, churchwoman, cleric, minister, man/woman of the cloth, preacher, priest; informal reverend3. verb1)
Fergus divined how afraid she wasSyn:guess, surmise, conjecture, deduce, infer; discern, intuit, perceive, recognize, see, realize, appreciate, understand, grasp, comprehend; informal figure (out), savvy2)
they divined that this was an auspicious daySyn:foretell, predict, prophesy, forecast, foresee, prognosticateSee note at predict••divine, holy, sacred, hallowed, consecratedHoly is the only one of these words associated with religion and worship that may be applied directly to the Supreme Being. Something that is holy is regarded with the highest reverence because of its connection with God or a god (Christmas is a holy day in the Christian calendar). Something that is sacred, on the other hand, is set apart as holy or is dedicated to some exalted purpose (sacred music) but may derive its holiness from a human source rather than from God (a sacred oath between brothers). In its strictest sense, divine means associated with or derived from God (the divine right of kings), but it has also been used to describe anything that is admirable or treasured (her wedding dress was divine). Hallowed and consecrated refer to what has been made sacred or holy, with hallowed connotating intrinsic holiness (they walked on hallowed ground) and consecrated meaning blessed by a formal rite or formally dedicated to some religious use (the old building had been consecrated as a church).
Thesaurus of popular words. 2014.