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godly

[god-lee] /ˈgɒd li/
adjective, godlier, godliest.
1.
conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devout; pious.
2.
coming from God; divine.
Origin of godly
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English godlīc. See God, -ly
Related forms
godliness, noun
Synonyms
1. religious, saintly, holy, righteous, good.
Antonyms
1. wicked, impious.
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godly

/ˈɡɒdlɪ/
adjective -lier, -liest
1.
having a religious character; pious; devout: a godly man
Derived Forms
godliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for godliness
n.

1530s, from godly + -ness.

godly

adj.

late 14c., from god + -ly (1).

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