Devout Definition

dĭ-vout
devoutest
adjective
devoutest
Devoted to a religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations.
A devout Catholic.
American Heritage
Very religious; pious.
Webster's New World
Showing reverence.
Webster's New World
Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position.
A devout socialist.
American Heritage
Earnest; sincere; heartfelt.
Webster's New World
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noun

(obsolete) A devotee.

Wiktionary
(obsolete) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Devout

Noun

Singular:
devout
Plural:
devouts

Adjective

Base Form:
devout
Comparative:
devouter
Superlative:
devoutest

Origin of Devout

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin dēvōtus past participle of dēvovēre to vow devote

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French devot (French dévot)

    From Wiktionary

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