Devout meaning

dĭ-vout
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The definition of devout is dedicated to religion or sincere.

An example of devout is a Catholic who has unending faith in God, attends Mass every Sunday and follows all of the practices.

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Very religious; pious.
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Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
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Showing reverence.
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Earnest; sincere; heartfelt.
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(archaic) Expressing devotion or piety.

Devout sighs; devout eyes; a devout posture.

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Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest.

Devout wishes for one's welfare.

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(obsolete) A devotee.
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(obsolete) A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
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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