di·​vin·​i·​ty | \ də-ˈvi-nə-tē How to pronounce divinity (audio) \
plural divinities

Definition of divinity

1 : theology
2 : the quality or state of being divine
3 often capitalized : a divine being: such as
b(1) : god sense 2
(2) : goddess
4 : fudge made of whipped egg whites, sugar, and nuts

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Synonyms for divinity


deity, godhead, godhood

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Examples of divinity in a Sentence

Christians believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. the divinities of ancient Greece

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By their account, the emperor is descended directly from the sun goddess (even if the post-war order stripped him of his divinity). The Economist, "Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan ponders what it means to be Japanese," 27 July 2019 There’s a divinity that connects us as human beings. Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times, "Seattle yoga teacher’s ‘Undoing Whiteness’ class: Founded on deep purpose, it’s triggered outrage," 10 June 2019 Yet a handful of the astronauts did report feelings of divinity while on the moon. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "Spaceflight and Spirituality, a Complicated Relationship," 16 July 2019 Features works from the 10th to the 19th centuries that exemplify the worship of divinities called kami. Greg Burnett, cleveland.com, "Arts listings for June 28 through July 4," 28 June 2019 The introductory divinities are amusingly portrayed -- Sydney Baedke as a glamorous, seductive Fortuna, Jennifer Aylmer a schoolmarmish Virtu, Michaela Wolz a tomboyish Amore. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Coming-of-age story packs an emotional wallop with its premiere at opera festival," 18 June 2019 Authorities said Altic spent money on overseas trips for his family, for groceries and to pay for a doctorate degree in divinity from a Pennsylvania bible college. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Former minister sentenced to 10 years after $800K theft from church," 10 June 2019 Though his life was spared, the philosopher who questioned the divinity of the moon found himself in exile in Lampsacus at the edge of the Hellespont. David Warmflash, Smithsonian, "An Ancient Greek Philosopher Was Exiled for Claiming the Moon Was a Rock, Not a God," 8 Oct. 2014 Emmy voters ignored season one, but that was before co-star Olivia Colman spent a winter charming the Oscar circuit and Andrew Scott brought his hot priestly divinity to the cast. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Why Voters Should Give 'Veep,' 'Big Bang Theory' and Other Ending Series One Final Look," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of divinity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of divinity

: the state of being a god : the state of being divine
: a god or goddess
: the formal study of religion, religious practices, and religious beliefs


di·​vin·​i·​ty | \ də-ˈvi-nə-tē How to pronounce divinity (audio) \
plural divinities

Kids Definition of divinity

1 : the quality or state of being God or a god
2 : a god or goddess the divinities of ancient Greece
3 : the study of religion

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