What is another word for godly?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈɒdli] (IPA)

Godly is an adjective used to describe those who are deeply religious or morally virtuous. Synonyms for godly include pious, devout, righteous, holy, saintly, spiritual, and religious. These words all have similar connotations, as they suggest a person who has a strong sense of devotion and religious faith. Pious emphasizes a strict adherence to religious practices and beliefs. Devout conveys a sense of sincerity and dedication to religious practices. Righteous implies a morally upright person who follows the laws of God. Holy suggests sanctity, purity, and devotion to God. Saintly conveys a person who is virtuous, selfless, and devoted to serving others. Spiritual emphasizes a connection to the divine and inner peace. Religious suggests a person who is dedicated to a specific religion or belief system.

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What are the hypernyms for Godly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for godly?

The opposite of "godly" can be expressed in various ways. One common antonym is "ungodly," meaning something or someone that is irreligious, sinful, or wicked. Another way of describing the opposite of "godly" could be "impious" or "irreverent," referring to a lack of respect or loyalty towards God or religious beliefs. On the other hand, "worldly" or "secular" might also be appropriate antonyms for "godly," representing attitudes or values that are focused on material or temporal concerns rather than spiritual or moral ones. Lastly, "atheistic" or "agnostic" could be used as antonyms for the word "godly," as both reject the existence or relevance of a deity or divine force.

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Usage examples for Godly

Christ had no money to give, no knowledge of science to impart; He lived a sympathetic and godly life, regardless of Himself.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Have men found in Him all needed help to godly living?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
For they that will live godly, in Christ's estimation, "shall suffer persecution."
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard

Famous quotes with Godly

  • Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic.
    Hosea Ballou
  • I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
    William Brewster
  • When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the idea unit.
    Jerry Falwell
  • So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them.
    Thomas Hooker
  • Let your daughter have first of all the book of Psalms for holiness of heart, and be instructed in the Proverbs of Solomon for her godly life.
    St. Jerome

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