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God-fearing (adj.)

"reverencing and obeying God," 1759, from God + fearing, present-participle adjective from fear (v.). Old English in the same sense had godfyrht.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of God-fearing from WordNet

god-fearing (adj.)
deeply religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken;
Synonyms: devout
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