Devout

Devout

1. Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious. A devout man, and one that feared god. (acts x. 2) We must be constant and devout in the worship of god. (Rogers)

2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.

3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare. The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are sincerely pious.

Synonym: holy, pure, religious, prayerful, pious, earnest, reverent, solemn, sincere.

Origin: oe. Devot, devout, f. Devot, from L. Devotus devoted, p. P. Of devovere. See devote.


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