godless

adjective
god·less | \ ˈgäd-ləs also ˈgȯd- \

Definition of godless 

: not acknowledging a deity or divine law

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Other words from godless

godlessness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for godless

Synonyms

irreligious, nonreligious

Antonyms

religious

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Examples of godless in a Sentence

treated the God-fearing and the godless with equal respect and compassion

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Despite the decade’s influx of godless movie people and their trailing entourage of wannabes and hangers-on, the city had remained a magnet for aging health-seekers, middle-class snowbirds, and retirees from the Midwest. Gary Krist, Los Angeles Magazine, "Why a Legendary East Coast Evangelist Chose Los Angeles for Her Pentecostal Empire," 7 May 2018 The pledge of allegiance originally omitted those two words until Congress, in an absurd response to godless communism, added them to the pledge in 1954. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Claims Credit for ‘One Nation Under God,’ Which Started in 1954," 3 May 2018 Those two additional words were meant to signify America’s distinction from the Soviet Union, which was viewed as the godless menace of the time. Julie Zauzmer, Washington Post, "The complicated history of ‘In God We Trust’ and other examples Trump gives of American religion," 8 Feb. 2018 These advisors to the presumably godless Donkey Party took a lot of credit for the Democratic victory in 2008, and began, well, cashing in. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Hillary Clinton’s Sexually Harassing ‘Faith Advisor’ Also Offered Bad Advice," 26 Jan. 2018 The Klan looked worried that their event was about to be commandeered by godless Nazis. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Little Führers Everywhere," 22 Feb. 2018 Liberals accused him of giving credibility to abusive governments while fundamentalist Christians criticized him for going to godless countries and promoting peaceful relations with them. Bill Trott, Anchorage Daily News, "Billy Graham, preacher to millions and adviser to presidents, dies at 99," 21 Feb. 2018 The landscape of sports has long been littered with godless God guys who soil the platform with false testimony. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Nick Foles, Carson Wentz and the Eagles QB brotherhood | Marcus Hayes," 2 Feb. 2018 Red America may disdain Colin Kaepernick, unauthorized immigrants, and godless cosmopolitans. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Pelosi Wants Democrats to Talk Economics, Not Impeachment," 1 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of godless

1528, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of godless was in 1528

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godless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of godless

: not believing in God

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