devotional


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de·vo·tion·al

 (dĭ-vō′shə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, expressive of, or used in devotion, especially of a religious nature.
n.
A short religious service.

de·vo′tion·al·ly adv.

devotional

(dɪˈvəʊʃənəl)
adj
relating to, characterized by, or conducive to devotion
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) a short religious or prayer service
deˌvotionˈality, deˈvotionalness n
deˈvotionally adv

de•vo•tion•al

(dɪˈvoʊ ʃə nl)

adj.
1. characterized by devotion.
2. used in devotions: devotional prayers.
n.
3. Often, devotionals. a short religious service.
[1640–50]
de•vo′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devotional - a short religious service
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
Adj.1.devotional - relating to worship; "a devotional exercise"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

devotional

adjective religious, spiritual, holy, sacred, devout, pious, reverential hymns and devotional songs

devotional

adjective
Deeply concerned with God and the beliefs and practice of religion:
Translations

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənl] ADJpiadoso, devoto

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənəl] adj [writings, objects] → de piété

devotional

adj book, literaturereligiös; devotional objectsDevotionalien pl

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənl] adj (Rel) → devozionale
References in classic literature ?
Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
And so much did his prayer always work on the devotional feelings of his audiences, that there seemed often a danger that it would be lost altogether in the abundance of the responses which broke out everywhere around him.
He would make a short prayer in the morning, and a long prayer at night; and, strange as it may seem, few men would at times appear more devotional than he.
It was a wet and windy afternoon: Georgiana had fallen asleep on the sofa over the perusal of a novel; Eliza was gone to attend a saint's-day service at the new church--for in matters of religion she was a rigid formalist: no weather ever prevented the punctual discharge of what she considered her devotional duties; fair or foul, she went to church thrice every Sunday, and as often on week- days as there were prayers.
If I could have seen my mother alone, I should have gone down on my knees to her and besought her forgiveness; but I saw no one, Miss Murdstone excepted, during the whole time - except at evening prayers in the parlour; to which I was escorted by Miss Murdstone after everybody else was placed; where I was stationed, a young outlaw, all alone by myself near the door; and whence I was solemnly conducted by my jailer, before any one arose from the devotional posture.
It was not that Ivanhoe's former carriage expressed more than that general devotional homage which youth always pays to beauty; yet it was mortifying that one word should operate as a spell to remove poor Rebecca, who could not be supposed altogether ignorant of her title to such homage, into a degraded class, to whom it could not be honourably rendered.
The leisure hours left to me after I had given the requisite orders to the head-shepherds, overseers, and other labourers, I passed in such employments as are not only allowable but necessary for young girls, those that the needle, embroidery cushion, and spinning wheel usually afford, and if to refresh my mind I quitted them for a while, I found recreation in reading some devotional book or playing the harp, for experience taught me that music soothes the troubled mind and relieves weariness of spirit.
This place, to which only a chosen few were admitted, looked like a chapel and a second-hand shop, so filled was it with devotional and heterogeneous things.
There was a lull in the noises of insects as if they had bowed their beaks and were making a devotional pause.
A further and more intimate intercourse with this tribe gave Captain Bonneville still greater cause to admire their strong devotional feeling.
I am about to fight you because I do not like you, -- because you have wounded me in ridiculing a certain devotional regard I have entertained, and one which I acknowledge that, at this moment, I still retain, and for which I would very willingly die.
Then she told a long, long tale to the world at large, of an ignorant young policeman who had disturbed some small Hill Rajah, a- ninth cousin of her own, in the matter of a trivial land-case, winding up with a quotation from a work by no means devotional.