Definition of godly in English:

godly

adjective

  • Devoutly religious; pious.

    ‘how to live the godly life’
    • ‘They have nothing to do with spiritual knowledge or godly religious life.’
    • ‘To them he was an intriguing miracle worker who dazzled the masses with amazing demonstrations of godly power.’
    • ‘These misdirected desires oppose our godly identity and constantly threaten to overwhelm it.’
    • ‘Let us conclude by saying there are godly methods of conducting controversy as well as ungodly methods.’
    • ‘Women have contributed an immense amount to church and mission, and PNG still needs godly women.’
    • ‘Christ rose for each of us, that we might rise above our sin through forgiveness, and live godly lives.’
    • ‘It is incumbent on Christian families to ensure the godly, biblical education of their young people.’
    • ‘It surely is not because we are more godly, holy and mature than our friend ever was.’
    • ‘His faith in God was more than talk; it was expressed by godly living.’
    • ‘Whereas godly joy may be our strength, godly sorrow serves for our sanctification.’
    • ‘Instead, they directed the church to choose godly men who would be capable of resolving the issue.’
    • ‘Then, when we come up against difficulties and controversies, we are ready with a wise and godly response.’
    • ‘In light of the Word of God does it not follow to reason that true godly music that worships and exalts the Lord Jesus Christ will be rejected by the world?’
    • ‘What was emphasised all round was the priority of preaching the gospel supported by godly living.’
    • ‘Indeed, if God were to lift His Spirit from on-fire churches and godly believers, our nation would be a raging hell.’
    • ‘Job, as a godly father, prayed for the spiritual well-being of his family.’
    • ‘To that extent The Book Against God is not against God or the godly, although it offers no comfort to either.’
    • ‘But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter.’
    • ‘What matters is the sacrifice of godly privilege for the lowliness of humanity, irrespective of gender.’
    • ‘Hindus do not bury their dead, except infant children and godly saints.’
    religious, devout, pious, reverent, faithful, devoted, committed, believing, god-fearing, dutiful, saintly, holy, prayerful, churchgoing, practising
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Pronunciation:

godly

/ˈɡädlē/