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god·ly

 (gŏd′lē)
adj. god·li·er, god·li·est
1. Having great reverence for God; pious.
2. Divine.

god′li·ness n.

godly

(ˈɡɒdlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
having a religious character; pious; devout: a godly man.
ˈgodlily adv
ˈgodliness n

god•ly

(ˈgɒd li)

adj. -li•er, -li•est.
1. obeying and revering God; devout.
2. coming from God; divine.
[before 1000]
god′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.godly - showing great reverence for god; "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
2.godly - emanating from God; "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god

godly

adjective devout, religious, holy, righteous, pious, good, saintly, god-fearing a learned and godly preacher

godly

adjective
1. Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
2. Of, from, like, or being a god or God:
Translations
تَقي، ورع
zbožný
fromgudfrygtig
guîhræddur, trúrækinn

godly

[ˈgɒdlɪ] ADJ (godlier (compar) (godliest (superl))) → devoto

godly

[ˈgɒdli] adj (= religious) [person] → dévot(e); [life] → pieux/euse

godly

adj (+er)fromm, gottesfürchtig

godly

[ˈgɒdlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → pio/a

God

(god) noun
1. (with capital) the creator and ruler of the world (in the Christian, Jewish etc religions).
2. (feminine ˈgoddess) a supernatural being who is worshipped. the gods of Greece and Rome.
ˈgodly adjective
religious. a godly man/life.
ˈgodliness noun
ˈgodchild, ˈgoddaughter, ˈgodson nouns
a child who has a godparent or godparents.
ˈgodfather, ˈgodmother, ˈgodparent nouns
a person who, at a child's baptism, promises to take an active interest in its welfare.
ˈgodsend noun
a very welcome piece of unexpected good luck. Your cheque was an absolute godsend.
References in classic literature ?
In these warm lines the heart will trust itself, as it will not to the tongue, and pour out the prophecy of a godlier existence than all the annals of heroism have yet made good.
Has growing national wealth, corporate prosperity and individual riches in the so-called First World countries made life less brutish and men godlier? Is the much-trumpeted computer-generated flying-GDP not making men more bestial?
Two examples: According to the popular encyclopaedia of 1930, Kniha knih (The Book of Books), "illuminated by the golden aureole of a setting sun, an aeroplane, having triumphed over the Ocean and all its dangers - is this not the apotheosis of aviation, brave and spectacularly infused by a sporting spirit?" And in an official publication by the ministry of public health and physical education, published in 1931: "Working in aviation means working for the tomorrow of all humanity, for its brotherhood, peace, for its new and godlier [sic!] nature."