godly

[god-lee]

adjective, god·li·er, god·li·est.

conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devout; pious.
coming from God; divine.

Nearby words

  1. godless,
  2. godlessly,
  3. godlike,
  4. godliness,
  5. godling,
  6. godmother,
  7. godolias,
  8. godolphin,
  9. godown,
  10. godowsky

Origin of godly

before 1000; Middle English; Old English godlīc. See God, -ly

Related formsgod·li·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for godliness

godly

adjective -lier or -liest

having a religious character; pious; devouta godly man
Derived Formsgodliness, noun

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