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hagiography

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noun ha·gi·og·ra·phy \-gē-ˈä-grə-fē, -jē-\

Simple Definition of hagiography

  • : a book about someone's life that makes it seem better than it really is or was : a biography that praises someone too much

Full Definition of hagiography

  1. 1 :  biography of saints or venerated persons

  2. 2 :  idealizing or idolizing biography

Examples of hagiography

  1. a hagiography about a famous politician

  2. The book gives a good idea of his virtues without resorting to hagiography.



1821

First Known Use of hagiography

1821


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