adjective, godlier, godliest.
conforming to the laws and wishes of God; devout; pious.
coming from God; divine.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English godlīc. See God, -ly

godliness, noun

1. religious, saintly, holy, righteous, good.

1. wicked, impious.
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godly (ˈɡɒdlɪ)
adj , -lier, -liest
having a religious character; pious; devout: a godly man

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Godliness definition

the whole of practical piety (1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:6). "It supposes knowledge, veneration, affection, dependence, submission, gratitude, and obedience." In 1 Tim. 3:16 it denotes the substance of revealed religion.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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