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godly

[ god-lee ]
/ ˈgɒd li /
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adjective, god·li·er, god·li·est.
conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devout; pious.
coming from God; divine.
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Origin of godly

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English godlīc; God + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM godly

god·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for godly

godly
/ (ˈɡɒdlɪ) /

adjective -lier or -liest
having a religious character; pious; devouta godly man

Derived forms of godly

godliness, noun
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