- The definition of reverent is feeling awe and respect.
An example of a reverent person is someone who constantly gives thanks and praise to God.
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Origin: L Middle English from Classical Latin reverens, present participle of revereri: see revere
- reverently adverb
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin reverēns, reverent-, present participle of reverērī, to revere; see revere1.
- revˈer·ent·ly adverb