What does godly mean?

Definitions for godly
ˈgɒd ligod·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. godly, reverent, worshipfuladjective

    showing great reverence for god

    "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"

  2. divine, godlyadjective

    emanating from God

    "divine judgment"; "divine guidance"; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review


  1. godlyadverb

    In a godly manner; piously; devoutly; righteously.

    All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. uE000111656uE001 2. Tim. iii. 12.

  2. godlyadjective

    Devoted to a god.

    her godly powers = her superhuman powers

  3. godlyadjective

    Of or pertaining to a god

    her godly powers = her superhuman powers

  4. godlyadjective

    Devoted to the single deity of one of the monotheist religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.

  5. godlyadjective

    Gloriously good.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Godlyadjective

    Etymology: from god.

    Grant that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life. Common Prayer.

    Help, Lord, for the godly man ceaseth, for the faithful fail among the children of men. Ps. xii. 1.

  2. Godlyadverb

    Piously; righteously.

    The apostle St. Paul teacheth, that every one which will live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution. Richard Hooker, b. v.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Godlynoun

    pious; reverencing God, and his character and laws; obedient to the commands of God from love for, and reverence of, his character; conformed to God's law; devout; righteous; as, a godly life

  2. Godlyadverb

    piously; devoutly; righteously

  3. Etymology: [God, n. + -ly. Cf. Godlike, Like.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of godly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of godly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of godly in a Sentence

  1. Phil Robertson:

    The Apostle Paul told Timothy that whoever lives a godly life in Christ will be persecuted, so we take persecution as a badge of honor. It doesn’t bother us at all. We just take it in and say, ‘I don’t hold anyone against it.’ Instead, we focus on telling others about Jesus and keep moving.

  2. Sean Feucht:

    I thank you Lord that in the midst of a pandemic and tyrannical governors and leaders, Lord you raised up Godly men and women to stand up for our rights, the church, and to stand up for the constitution.

  3. Perry Brass:

    Contrary to a great number of priests and other godly types, queer does not mean castrated.

  4. Chief Jay Parrish:

    I'm highly alarmed that someone would feel that way and that would take these significant steps to attack an innocent person, a godly person, at Bethel AME Church ', one of the most sacred things our society has left.

  5. John Ashcroft:

    Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

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