Definition 1 of 2
Used to describe pious persons in voices of hushed awe; a supposedly desirable trait in elderly persons, in direct contrast to iconoclasts like Khushwant Singh.
Added 2011-06-23 by mainmacha
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Definition 2 of 2
In India being "god-fearing" is supposedly a desirable quality for children and adults to have second only to being "obedient." Propagated by priests in Jesuit high schools like St. Josephs.
Also common to list oneself as "god-fearing" in matrimonials.
Added 2011-06-23 by Dishoom Dishoom