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pious; devout: a God-fearing people.


1. deeply respectful or fearful of God.
2. (sometimes l.c.) deeply religious; pious; devout.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.god-fearing - deeply religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] ADJtemeroso de Dios


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] adjtimorato/a di Dio, (molto) pio/a
References in classic literature ?
With you to guide him I hope that he will become a soldier in Christ's Faith and be all the days of his life God-fearing, humble, and pious.
The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch -- that is a truth," added a third autumnal matron.
His mother appeared in a cap and silver spectacles, and his father looked what in fact he was--an earnest, God-fearing man, somewhat gaunt, in years about sixty-five, his pale face lined with thought and purpose.
I am certain no one was ever more god-fearing than yourself, and yet Jove hates you.
He adverted to the recent measures in the province, and cautioned his hearers of weaker parts against calling in question the just severity which God-fearing magistrates had at length been compelled to exercise.
He, however, noted that Nigeria does not need a God-fearing leader because that one itself would become an excuse.
Yes, it was the not-at-all-everydaystory of a pair of happy clappy, God-fearing, Biblethumping Baptists who had the deadliest of love/lust affairs - which involved the murders of the distraught partners they had cheated on.
Was he a green, long sleeve jacket & god-fearing man?
ALABEL, Sarangani - A few hours after his lawyer filed his certificate of candidacy for president in Intramuros, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte vowed that he build a law-abiding, God-fearing, and comfortable nation.
You might think that it would be an especially devout and God-fearing person; vows, after all, are promises to go above and beyond the already demanding laws of Judaism, to make a personal sacrifice in the name of God.
But he must accompany God-fearing Mary Bee Cuddy (an impressive Swank) and three women driven mad from Nebraska to Iowa.
If there is space within Orthodox Judaism for groundbreaking judgments that lessen unfair pain, there is an even greater need to alleviate undeserved and unnecessary suffering of God-fearing gays and lesbians within Orthodox world.