godly

  • 1Godly — 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

  • 2Godly — 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

  • 3godly — index sacrosanct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4godly — (adj.) late 14c., from GOD (Cf. god) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5godly — [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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7godly — [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

  • 8godly — [[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

  • 9godly — adjective /ˈɡɒdli/ a) Of or pertaining to a god her godly powers = her superhuman powers <! b) superlative. his godly abs = his intensely attractive abs …

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  • 10godly — 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

  • 11godly — adjective (godlier; est) Date: 14th century 1. divine 2. pious, devout • godliness noun • godly adverb, archaic …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12godly — Synonyms and related words: Christlike, Christly, God fearing, angelic, celestial, devoted, devout, divine, empyrean, faithful, godlike, godly minded, good, heavenly, holy, holy minded, honest, incarnate, incarnated, intercessional, intercessive …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13godly — adjective their claims of a godly agenda do not jibe with their hateful activities Syn: religious, devout, pious, reverent, believing, God fearing, saintly, holy, prayerful, spiritual, churchgoing …

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  • 14godly — 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,… …

    Universalium

  • 15Godly — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is of locational origin from either Godley, in Cheshire, or Goodleigh in Devonshire; the former was recorded in the County Court, City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester as Godelegh in 1285;… …

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  • 16godly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. divine; pious, reverent, religious, devout. See piety. Ant., ungodly. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. righteous, devout, pious; see holy 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. religious, God fearing,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17godly — god|ly [ˈgɔdli US ˈga:dli] adj old use obeying God and leading a good life >godliness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18godly — god|ly [ gadli ] adjective showing respect for God and living according to religious rules …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19godly — adj. Wright’s L. P. p. 38 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20godly — god·ly || gəʊdlɪ adj. godlike; holy …

    English contemporary dictionary