godly
adjective (godlier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. divine 2. pious, devoutgodliness noungodly adverb, archaic

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  • Godly — God ly, a. [God, n. + ly. Cf. {Godlike}, {Like}.] Pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God s law; devout; righteous; as, a godly life.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Godly — God ly, adv. Piously; devoutly; righteously. [1913 Webster] All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2. Tim. iii. 12. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • godly — index sacrosanct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • godly — (adj.) late 14c., from GOD (Cf. god) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • godly — [adj] religious angelic, born again, celestial, charismatic, deific, devout, divine, godfearing, good, holy, pietistic, pious, prayerful, righteous, saintlike, saintly, virtuous; concept 542 Ant. godless, hellish, impious, irreligious,… …   New thesaurus

  • godly — ► ADJECTIVE (godlier, godliest) ▪ devoutly religious; pious. DERIVATIVES godliness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • godly — [gäd′lē] adj. godlier, godliest [ME: see GOD & LY1] 1. of or from God; divine 2. devoted to God; pious; devout; religious godliness n …   English World dictionary

  • godly — [[t]gɒ̱dli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A godly person is someone who is deeply religious and shows obedience to the rules of their religion. ...a learned and godly preacher. ...the godly life …   English dictionary

  • godly — adjective /ˈɡɒdli/ a) Of or pertaining to a god her godly powers = her superhuman powers <! b) superlative. his godly abs = his intensely attractive abs …   Wiktionary

  • godly — UK [ˈɡɒdlɪ] / US [ˈɡɑdlɪ] adjective Word forms godly : adjective godly comparative godlier superlative godliest showing respect for God and living according to religious rules …   English dictionary

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