Etymology
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godly (adj.)

late 14c., from god + -ly (1). Perhaps earlier, but due to identical spelling in Middle English it is difficult to distinguish from goodly. Related: Godlily.

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of godly from WordNet

godly (adj.)
showing great reverence for god;
leading a godly life
a godly man
Synonyms: reverent / worshipful
godly (adj.)
emanating from God; "everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review;
Synonyms: divine
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