Definition of divinity in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈvinədē/


1 (plural divinities) The state or quality of being divine: Christ’s divinity
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  • Frankincense, which was burned in the shrines of numerous deities, represented divinity.
  • His life was for all, bringing everyone in his midst to purity, upliftment and divinity.
  • Much like Taoism, divinity is divided between male and female, the Lord and Lady.
divine nature, godliness, deity, godhead, holiness
1.1The study of religion; theology: a doctor of divinity
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  • But in 1973, Case's career took a sharp turn when he decided to study divinity at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.
  • Seminaries, schools of theology, divinity schools, and churches must face the pressing and rising presence of diversity.
  • He received his master of divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1988 and was ordained that same year.
theology, religious studies, religion, scripture
1.2A divine being; a god or goddess: busts of various Roman divinities
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  • There is ongoing interdependence between the living, the living-dead (those remembered by name), spirits and divinities, and the Supreme Being.
  • To have your ultimate concern distributed in different directions is like polytheism - worship of many divinities.
  • Traditionally, Nigerians believe that there are two types of divinities: the Supreme Being, and the subordinate deities.
deity, god, goddess, divine being, supreme being
1.3 (the Divinity) God.
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  • It describes worship of Divinity through devotion to the physical yoni.
  • When we use our limbs in accord with the sacred laws of nature, every action worships and praises the omniscient Divinity in all things.
  • Mary and Fred are not Humanity, but God is Divinity.
2A fluffy, creamy candy made with stiffly beaten egg whites.
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  • Then it's after dark and we're sitting next to Aunt Bee in the porch swing, eating divinity candy and drinking iced tea out of fruit jars.
  • Creamy and rich and thick divinity and taffy and fudge along with all kinds of rainbow-colored candy and cakes are also for sale.


Middle English: from Old French divinite, from Latin divinitas, from divinus 'belonging to a deity' (see divine1).

Words that rhyme with divinity

affinity, asininity, clandestinity, femininity, infinity, masculinity, salinity, trinity, vicinity, virginity

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Syllabification: di·vin·i·ty

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