An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pious)
a. devoto
The priest lived a godly life, and was fully devoted to his congregation.El sacerdote llevó una vida devota y estaba plenamente dedicado a sus feligreses.
b. piadoso
The leader asserted that theirs was a godly community, and that they wouldn't tolerate people coming in and corrupting their children.El líder afirmó que la suya era una comunidad piadosa y que no tolerarían que nadie viniera a corromper a sus hijos.
c. religioso
The Adams believe that it's important for their children to receive godly instruction.Los Adams creen que es importante que sus hijos reciban una enseñanza religiosa.
2. (pleasing to God)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Joey's parents were concerned that his new friends weren't a godly influence.Los padres de Joey temían que sus nuevos amigos pudieran estar apartándolo de Dios.
She believed that it wouldn't be godly for an unmarried couple to share a hotel room.Ella creía que no estaría bien visto a los ojos de Dios que una pareja no casada compartiera una habitación de hotel.
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godly [ˈɡɒdlɪ]
godlier (comparative)godliest (superlative) devoto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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