godless

[ god-lis ]
/ ˈgɒd lɪs /

adjective

having or acknowledging no god or deity; atheistic.
wicked; evil; sinful.

Nearby words

  1. godfrey of bouillon,
  2. godhead,
  3. godhood,
  4. godiva,
  5. godiva, lady,
  6. godlessly,
  7. godlike,
  8. godliness,
  9. godling,
  10. godly

Origin of godless

First recorded in 1520–30; god + -less

Related formsgod·less·ly, adverbgod·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for godless

godless

/ (ˈɡɒdlɪs) /

adjective

wicked or unprincipled
lacking a god
refusing to acknowledge God
Derived Formsgodlessly, adverbgodlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for godless

godless

adj.

1520s, from god + -less. Related: Godlessness. Phrase godless communism attested by 1851.

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