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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Later in her life, Alison earned a degree in divinity and wrote a book on faith, according to Tim Crook, a biographer of Alexander Wilson. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The True Story Behind Ruth Wilson's New Historical Drama, Mrs Wilson," 1 Apr. 2019 Instead Hinduism offers a smorgasbord of options to the worshiper: of divinities to adore and to pray to, of rituals to observe, of customs and practices to honor, of fasts to keep. Shashi Tharoor, WSJ, "How Hinduism Has Persisted for 4,000 Years," 17 Jan. 2019 To Barbara Jenkins Bull, now Kraus, thank you for sharing your divinity with me. Time Staff, Time, "Sterling K. Brown Honors a Teacher Who He Would 'Run Through a Brick Wall' For," 25 Apr. 2018 The religion is predicated on the idea that the eternal wisdom of the ages and of divinity cannot be confined to a single sacred book. Shashi Tharoor, WSJ, "How Hinduism Has Persisted for 4,000 Years," 17 Jan. 2019 Muse graduated from Morgan State University and earned a master’s in divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "C. Anthony Muse: Prince George’s voters ‘don’t want more of the establishment’," 6 June 2018 Bednar received a degree in economics and a master’s degree in divinity from the University of Notre Dame. Maryann Pisano, chicagotribune.com, "Guerin College Prep's new president aims to help students think globally," 7 May 2018 Magic Words: Delicious divinity can be discovered on the daily. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes August 27-September 2," 20 Aug. 2018 Straus uses religious imagery to discuss sexuality, following other LGBTQ+ artists from Freddie Mercury to Frank Ocean who’ve used themes of divinity in their music. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "King Princess Is Here To Make Queer Youth Feel Like Royalty," 30 July 2018

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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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