godless

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From Middle English godles, from Old English *godlēas, from Proto-Germanic *gudalausaz, equivalent to god +‎ -less. Cognate with Saterland Frisian godloos ‎(godless), West Frisian goddeleas ‎(godless; wicked), Dutch goddeloos ‎(godless; wicked), German Low German gottlos ‎(godless), German gottlos ‎(godless), Danish gudløse ‎(godless), Swedish gudlös ‎(godless; ungodly), Icelandic guðlaus ‎(godless), Gothic 𐌲𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌿𐍃 ‎(gudalaus, godless).

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godless ‎(comparative more godless, superlative most godless)

  1. Not acknowledging any deity or god; without belief in any deity or god.
  2. (pejorative, slang) evil, wicked, worldly.

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