divinity

noun

di·​vin·​i·​ty də-ˈvi-nə-tē How to pronounce divinity (audio)
plural divinities
1
2
: the quality or state of being divine
3
often capitalized : a divine being: such as
b(1)
(2)
4
: fudge made of whipped egg whites, sugar, and nuts

Examples of divinity in a Sentence

Christians believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. the divinities of ancient Greece
Recent Examples on the Web The Oscar-winning director has focused his lens on Christianity throughout much of his work, and his controversial 1988 film, The Last Temptation of Christ, drew backlash from religious groups over its portrayal of Jesus grappling with human desires, doubts, and his own divinity. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 And belief in the divinity of Jesus further undercut his followers’ ability to see him as a Jew. James Carroll, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2024 Perhaps the end of something is the beginning of a new pursuit of divinity. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Mar. 2024 She is fascinated by spirituality, divinity, and witchiness, and has based several of her collections on powerful women from history. Alex Jhamb Burns, Vogue, 19 Feb. 2024 Chaplains would be required to hold a master’s degree in divinity, theology, religious studies and have more than two years of counseling experience under the bill. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Jan. 2024 For best results, make your divinity on a dry, cool day. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 27 Oct. 2023 Epiphany is a Christian holiday meant to commemorate the first manifestation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles and the manifestation of his divinity, according to Britannica.com. Keisha Rowe, The Courier-Journal, 13 Feb. 2024 Twins have appeared in culture after culture, in era after era, in religion, mythology and art, here as objects of veneration and divinity, there as something fearful, repugnant and disturbing, even worthy of being put to death. Aatish Taseer, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of divinity was in the 14th century

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“Divinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divinity. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

divinity

noun
di·​vin·​i·​ty də-ˈvin-ət-ē How to pronounce divinity (audio)
plural divinities
1
2
: the quality or state of being divine
3
often capitalized

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