un·​god·​li·​ness | \ ˌən-ˈgäd-lē-nəs How to pronounce ungodliness (audio) also -ˈgȯd- \

Definition of ungodliness

: the quality or state of being ungodly

Examples of ungodliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And to offset what ungodliness might happen in those places, there were churches, more than a dozen of them, practically one on each of Joppa’s 18 streets. Mark Lamster, Dallas Morning News, "More from Reckoning With Joppa," 23 Sep. 2020

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1526, in the meaning defined above

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“Ungodliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ungodliness. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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