hagiography
[ hag-ee-og-ruh-fee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
late 1500s; Latin from hagio- "holy" + -graphy
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Antonyms
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Definition
1. a biography that treats the person with excessive or undue admiration
2. the writing and critical study of the lives of the saints
Examples
1. A) As the biography of Peter I drifted into hagiography, he became more and more uncomfortable with reading it. B) We need to make some serious edits if we want this to sound like a balanced biography and not a hagiography.
2. A) I've been studying a hagiography of St. Roch for a pet store business' marketing plan. B) I had to read more than one hagiography as part of my religious studies in private school.
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