god·​less | \ ˈgäd-ləs How to pronounce godless (audio) also ˈgȯd- \

Definition of godless

: not acknowledging a deity or divine law

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treated the God-fearing and the godless with equal respect and compassion
Recent Examples on the Web According to Happy Science, the virus was created as a bioweapon by the Chinese government in Wuhan, and then, in a twist, it was unleashed by a U.F.O. to punish the communists for their godless ways. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, "Inside the Fringe Japanese Religion That Claims It Can Cure Covid-19," 16 Apr. 2020 Government propaganda at home portrayed the communist USSR as godless, tyrannical and antithetical to individual freedoms. Oana Godeanu-kenworthy, The Conversation, "How socialism became un-American through the Ad Council’s propaganda campaigns," 27 Feb. 2020 To some, that makes me godless and unworthy of my citizenship. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: We're all going insane. Check out this defense of Maurkice Pouncey.," 20 Nov. 2019 In the piece French specifically references Chris Pratt, an evangelical Christian cruelly consigned by godless Hollywood progressives to that obscure backwater of the film industry, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Right Wing’s Cultural Civil War Is a Drag," 9 Sep. 2019 Many Americans don’t fully appreciate just how godless European culture has become. David French, National Review, "Amy Wax’s Critics Unfairly Smeared Her. But She’s Wrong.," 22 July 2019 The Pixar cosmos may be fairy-free and godless, but at least, Toy Story 4 suggests, a parent — sorry, a toy — who serves long and honorably might deserve a few RV trips and cruises with his squeeze before the end. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Toy Story 4’s Nursery Stoicism," 11 July 2019 The Ahmarists don’t want to share the public square with the godless and think the French types are naive for believing that pluralism will ever work for conservatives. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Conservative Christians in the US are battling about whether to fight nice," 17 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of godless

1528, in the meaning defined above

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“Godless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godless. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of godless

disapproving : not believing in God

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