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godly

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adjective, god·ly \-lē\

Simple Definition of godly

  • : believing in God and in the importance of living a moral life

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of godly

godliergodliest

  1. 1 :  divine

  2. 2 :  pious, devout

godliness noun
godly adverb, archaic

Examples of godly in a sentence

  1. She lived a godly life.

  2. <a godly and humble man who will be richly rewarded in the next world>



14th Century

First Known Use of godly

14th century

Rhymes with godly


GODLY Defined for Kids

godly

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adjective god·ly \ˈgäd-lē\

Definition of godly for Students

godliergodliest

  1. :  devout 1, pious





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