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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 ?
The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch -- that is a truth," added a third autumnal matron.
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.
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.
GOD-FEARING Americans have something else to fear - the real threat that Donald Trump will become their next president.
April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Senator Marco Rubio's candidacy should be celebrated as a testimony of God-fearing, hard-working, family-loving, freedom-advancing Americans of Hispanic descent.
But he must accompany God-fearing Mary Bee Cuddy (an impressive Swank) and three women driven mad from Nebraska to Iowa.
First off, let me say that 1 am a devoted conservative and a gun-toting and God-fearing American.
RAWALPINDI -- Ramadan brings in best of many God-fearing rich persons, NGOs welfare organizations who open their purse strings for poor and needy masses, by arranging communal iftars.
I'm not a religious person but I seem to imagine that when we were a God-fearing nation people were much nicer than we appear to be today.
Well, first of all, truly God-fearing voters - Christians, Muslims, Jews and others - have to stop voting on party lines and closely question individual politicians on their future voting intentions on matters concerning the laws of God, such as abortion.
If even God-fearing footballers can't turn the other cheek, what hope is there for the rest of them?