Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


pious; devout: a God-fearing people.
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


1. deeply respectful or fearful of God.
2. (sometimes l.c.) deeply religious; pious; devout.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] ADJtemeroso de Dios
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈgɒdˌfɪərɪŋ] adjtimorato/a di Dio, (molto) pio/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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.
A holy and god-fearing man is here Whose coming purports comfort for your folk.
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.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ogunwole, while he described the services of the outgoing Registrar and the Bursar to the university as great, he reiterated the commitment of the university to produce God-fearing
It will make us God-fearing. If everyone becomes gentle and considerate, there will be no corruption at all.
Alun Armstrong also stars as Mary's pub-owning, God-fearing stepfather.
Renowned author and marriage counsellor, Ms Ashley Thaba, has underscored need to raise God-fearing children.
After that, when the assembly broke up, many Jews and devout God-fearing people followed them, and to these, they spoke, urging them to hold fast to the grace of God.
Is there anyone God-fearing to take a serious notice of adulterated/contaminated milk being supplied to the citizens through the length and breadth of the country as a result they die a premature death?