God-fearing [god-feer-ing] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. deeply respectful or fearful of God.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) deeply religious; pious; devout.

Origin of God-fearing First recorded in 1825–35 Related Words for god-fearing righteous, pious, devout, churchgoing, dedicated, devoted, ecclesiastical, faithful, godly, goody-goody, holy, orthodox, reverent, sacred, spiritual, theological, prayerful Examples from the Web for god-fearing Contemporary Examples of god-fearing

  • I grew up in a Florida suburb, the youngest of four children raised by two loving, God-fearing, middle-class parents.

    Why Adrian Peterson Changed My Mind on Spanking

    Brandy Zadrozny

    September 17, 2014

  • But, unlike another famously athletic and God-fearing Tim (Mr. Tebow), Howard is far less preachy.

    Team USA Lost, but Tim Howard Is a Winner

    Emily Shire

    July 1, 2014

  • In the God-fearing, heavily Baptist town of West Memphis, devil worshiping became a scourge to exorcise.

    ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’: Its Road to the Academy Awards

    Lorenza Muñoz

    February 22, 2012

  • South Carolinians are, on the whole, a God-fearing, loyal, polite, traditionalist and often, cagey people.

    South Carolina’s School of Conservatism

    Scott Stenholm

    January 16, 2012

  • We are now served up daily portions of God-fearing Tim Tebow as antidote.

    2011 Outrages of the Year: Donald Trump, Obama’s Populism, Sandusky

    Lee Siegel

    December 30, 2011

  • Historical Examples of god-fearing

  • Headley is a well-reported, God-fearing man, and will do well by thee.

    The Armourer’s Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Try to associate with God-fearing people and live with them, then you will learn only good.

    What Sami Sings with the Birds

    Johanna Spyri

  • He was God-fearing, he was just in all his dealings, sound of soul and self-controlled.



  • The God-fearing habits of his parents had a great influence over him.

    Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb

    W. R. Roe

  • Now, there are many God-fearing ministers who cannot stand a rebuff.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles

  • British Dictionary definitions for god-fearing God-fearing adjective

    1. pious; devouta God-fearing people

    Word Origin and History for god-fearing adj.

    1759, from God + fearing (see fear).

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