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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church-lee]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃ li/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church-lee]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃ li/

Definitions of churchly word

  • adjective churchly appropriate to, associated with, or suggestive of church life and customs 3
  • adjective churchly of or fit for a church 3
  • adjective churchly belonging to a church 3
  • adjective churchly of or appropriate for the church or a church; ecclesiastical: churchly vestments. 1
  • noun churchly Pertaining to or relating to the church, its government, forms, or ceremonies; ecclesiastical. 1
  • adjective churchly Devoted to, or inclined to attach great importance to, the order and ritual of a particular section of the Christian church. 0

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Origin of churchly

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Old English ciriclīc, equivalent to cirice church + -līc -ly

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Parts of speech for Churchly


churchly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

churchly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for churchly

adj churchly

  • ecclesiastic — a member of the clergy or other person in religious orders.
  • ecclesiastical — of or relating to the church or the clergy; churchly; clerical; not secular.
  • holy — specially recognized as or declared sacred by religious use or authority; consecrated: holy ground.
  • religious — of, relating to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday.
  • churchlike — resembling or appropriate to a church: churchlike silence.

adjective churchly

  • spiritual — of, relating to, or consisting of spirit; incorporeal.

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