God-fearing
adjective Date: 1835 having a reverent feeling toward God ; devout

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  • God-fearing — God fear ing, a. Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; devoutly religious. Syn: devout, pious. [1913 Webster] A brave god fearing man. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] a god fearing and law abiding people. H. L. Mencken [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • god-fearing — 1835, from GOD (Cf. God) + fearing (see FEAR (Cf. fear)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • God-fearing — God .fearing adj old use leading a good life and following the rules of the Christian religion ▪ God fearing people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • God-fearing — [gäd′fir΄iŋ] adj. [occas.g ] 1. fearing God 2. devout; pious …   English World dictionary

  • God-fearing — [adj] religious churchgoing, dedicated, devoted, devout, ecclesiastical, faithful, godly, goody goody*, holy, orthodox, pious, prayerful, reverent, righteous, sacred, spiritual, theological; concepts 536,545 …   New thesaurus

  • God-fearing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ earnestly religious …   English terms dictionary

  • God-fearing — ADJ: usu ADJ n A God fearing person is religious and behaves according to the moral rules of their religion. They brought up their children to be God fearing Christians …   English dictionary

  • God-fearing — adjective One who follows the precepts of a religious practice and respects and reveres God and His authority Margie married Bill, a good, God fearing Christian …   Wiktionary

  • god-fearing — adjective deeply religious a god fearing and law abiding people H.L.Mencken • Syn: ↑devout • Similar to: ↑religious • Derivationally related forms: ↑devoutness (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • God-fearing — /god fear ing/, adj. 1. deeply respectful or fearful of God. 2. (sometimes l.c.) deeply religious; pious; devout. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • God-fearing — God′ fear ing adj. 1) deeply respectful or fearful of God 2) (sometimes l.c.) deeply religious; pious; devout • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

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