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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.godliness - piety by virtue of being a godly person
piety, piousness - righteousness by virtue of being pious
ungodliness, godlessness - impiety by virtue of not being a godly person
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Translations
وَرَع، تَقْوى
zbožnost
fromhedguddommelighed
istenesség
guîhræîsla, trúrækni
dindarlık

godliness

[ˈgɒdlɪnɪs] Npiedad f
see also cleanliness
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godliness

nFrömmigkeit f, → Gottesfürchtigkeit f
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
For as the Apostle saith of godliness, Having a show of godliness, but denying the power thereof; so certainly there are, in point of wisdom and sufficiently, that do nothing or little very solemnly: magno conatu nugas.
His favourite subjects were church discipline, rites and ceremonies, apostolical succession, the duty of reverence and obedience to the clergy, the atrocious criminality of dissent, the absolute necessity of observing all the forms of godliness, the reprehensible presumption of individuals who attempted to think for themselves in matters connected with religion, or to be guided by their own interpretations of Scripture, and, occasionally (to please his wealthy parishioners) the necessity of deferential obedience from the poor to the rich--supporting his maxims and exhortations throughout with quotations from the Fathers: with whom he appeared to be far better acquainted than with the Apostles and Evangelists, and whose importance he seemed to consider at least equal to theirs.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and some people do the same by their religion.
I know not what could have possessed the great Cordovan poet to call thee 'holy gift ungratefully received.' Although a Moor, I know well enough from the intercourse I have had with Christians that holiness consists in charity, humility, faith, obedience, and poverty; but for all that, I say he must have a great deal of godliness who can find any satisfaction in being poor; unless, indeed, it be the kind of poverty one of their greatest saints refers to, saying, 'possess all things as though ye possessed them not;' which is what they call poverty in spirit.
Moving through the sunlit garden at the side of the great Warlord, the scintillant rays of his countless gems enveloping him as in an aureole of light imparted to his noble figure a suggestion of godliness.
Therefore the shortest cut for conjuring Is stoutly to abjure all godliness, And pray devoutly to the prince of hell.
You got the feeling that, for her, happiness was what came next to godliness.
It was in furtherance of this goal that the Ibadan Chapter of CRFI recently organized a dinner/seminar on the theme 'Godliness and Politics', held at Jogor Centre, Ibadan.
The mystery from which true godliness springs is great.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. With so much trash around, we've moved further away from a godly existence.
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The moral teaching we all learnt as a child, cleanliness is next to godliness, has now gained more weight as researchers have proved how people living in clean-smelling environments tend to be unconsciously fairer and more generous.
One is the rugged Jamie, with his cruel history of orphanhood and a sad life; the other is Lydia, a cleanliness next to godliness type, who lives under an oppressive mother.