godliness

  • 1 Godliness — God li*ness, n. [From {Godly}.] Careful observance of, or conformity to, the laws of God; the state or quality of being godly; piety. [1913 Webster] Godliness is profitable unto all things. 1 Tim. iv. 8. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 godliness — 1530s, from GODLY (Cf. godly) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 godliness — [[t]gɒ̱dlinəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Godliness is the quality of being godly. 2) PHRASE If someone says that cleanliness is next to godliness, they are referring to the idea that people have a moral duty to keep themselves and their homes clean …

    English dictionary

  • 4 godliness — noun The condition and quality of being godly, pious, scrupulously observant of all the teachings of ones religion, practicing virtue and avoiding sin. 1562 Bishops, Priests, and Deacons are not commanded by Gods laws either to vow the estate of… …

    Wiktionary

  • 5 godliness — see cleanliness is next to godliness …

    Proverbs new dictionary

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 godliness — noun see godly …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 godliness — See godly. * * * …

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  • 9 Godliness —    The whole of practical piety (1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:6). It supposes knowledge, veneration, affection, dependence, submission, gratitude, and obedience. In 1 Tim. 3:16 it denotes the substance of revealed religion …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 10 godliness — Synonyms and related words: Christianity, Christlikeness, Christliness, Fatherhood, angelicalness, awesomeness, awfulness, beauty of holiness, blessedness, deity, divineness, divinity, fear of God, godhead, godhood, godlikeness, godly mindedness …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 Godliness — Not often found in the Bible, where ‘faith’ or ‘righteousness’ are preferred for a life which is acceptable to God. Where it is used, it is linked with ‘knowledge’ (2 Pet. 1:5–7) and gentleness and steadfastness (1 Tim. 6:11), and is certainly… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 12 godliness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. holiness, piety, sanctity; see virtue 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 godliness — god·li·ness || gəʊdlɪnɪs n. likeness to God; holiness; divinity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 godliness — god·li·ness …

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  • 15 godliness — noun piety by virtue of being a godly person • Ant: ↑ungodliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑godly • Hypernyms: ↑piety, ↑piousness …

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  • 16 cleanliness is next to godliness — Next in this proverb means ‘immediately following’, as in serial order. Cf. 1605 BACON Advancement of Learning II. 44 Cleannesse of bodie was euer esteemed to proceed from a due reuerence to God. a 1791 WESLEY Works (1872) VII. 16 Slovenliness is …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 17 Cleanliness is next to Godliness. — old fashioned something that you say which means that except for worshipping God, the most important thing in life is to be clean. Could you try to wash behind your ears occasionally? Cleanliness is next to Godliness, you know …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 18 goldiness — Godliness. Origin: Someone close to me meant to say Godliness but said goldiness instead. Cleanliness is next to goldiness …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 19 goldiness — Godliness. Origin: Someone close to me meant to say Godliness but said goldiness instead. Cleanliness is next to goldiness …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 20 godly — godliness, n. /god lee/, adj., godlier, godliest. 1. conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devout; pious. 2. coming from God; divine. [bef. 1000; ME; OE godlic. See GOD, LY] Syn. 1. religious, saintly, holy, righteous, good. Ant. 1. wicked,… …

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