Origin of reverentLate Middle English from Classical Latin reverens, present participle of revereri: see revere
This man is being reverent.
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.
Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.
Origin of reverentMiddle English from Old French from Latin reverēns reverent- present participle of reverērī to revere ; see revere 1.
- Now in this second month of spring, in reverent observance of the old statutes, with victims, silks, spirits, and fruits, I offer sacrifice to thee.
- He was, however, blameless in morals and reverent in religion.
- He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
- Thanks to the reverent charity of the laymen, they do not live much worse than Benedictine monks.
- The particularities of the worship, its minute and truly ingenious re-adaptations of sacraments, prayers, reverent signs, down even to the invocation of a New Trinity, need not detain us.