God-fearing

adjective God-fear·ing \ ˈgäd-ˌfir-iŋ \

Definition of God-fearing

: having a reverent feeling toward God : devout

First Known Use of god-fearing

1548

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

GOD-FEARING Defined for English Language Learners

God-fearing

Definition of God-fearing for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe religious people who try to obey the rules of their religion and to live in a way that is considered morally right


Learn More about god-fearing


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up God-fearing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!