Definition of Priestlike

1. Adjective. Befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood. "Priestly dedication to the people of his parish"

Exact synonyms: Priestly
Derivative terms: Priest
Antonyms: Unpriestly



Definition of Priestlike

1. a. Priestly.

Definition of Priestlike

1. Adjective. Resembling or characteristic of a priest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priestlike

priesteries
priestery
priestess
priestesses
priestesshood
priestesshoods
priestesslike
priesthood
priesthoods
priesting
priestism
priestisms
priestless
priestlier
priestliest
priestlike (current term)
priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers
priggery

Literary usage of Priestlike

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"It was a priestlike face, priestlike in its pallor, in the wide winged nose, in the shadowings below the eyes and along the jaws, ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"It was a" priestlike face, priestlike in its pallor, in the wide winged nose, in the shadowings below the eyes and along the jaws, ..."

3. Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey (1844)
"He has no priestlike cant or priestlike reviling to apprehend from us. We do not charge him with being either a disciple or an apostle of Satan; ..."

4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"It was a priestlike face, priestlike in its pallor, in the wide winged nose, in the shadowings below the eyes and along the jaws, ..."

5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"It was a" priestlike face, priestlike in its pallor, in the wide winged nose, in the shadowings below the eyes and along the jaws, ..."

6. Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey (1844)
"He has no priestlike cant or priestlike reviling to apprehend from us. We do not charge him with being either a disciple or an apostle of Satan; ..."

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