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Definition of 'agape'


  1. (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  2. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
       Synonyms: agape love
  3. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
       Synonyms: love feast


  1. with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape"
       Synonyms: gaping

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