devout


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de·vout

 (dĭ-vout′)
adj. de·vout·er, de·vout·est
1.
a. Devoted to a religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations: a devout Catholic.
b. Characterized by religious devotion or piety: devout observance of the holy days.
2.
a. Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position: a devout socialist.
b. Fervent or earnest: devout wishes for their success.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēvōtus, past participle of dēvovēre, to vow; see devote.]

de·vout′ly adv.
de·vout′ness n.

devout

(dɪˈvaʊt)
adj
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) deeply religious; reverent
2. sincere; earnest; heartfelt: a devout confession.
[C13: from Old French devot, from Late Latin dēvōtus, from Latin: faithful; see devote]
deˈvoutly adv
deˈvoutness n

de•vout

(dɪˈvaʊt)

adj. , -er, -est.
1. devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious.
2. expressing piety: devout prayer.
3. earnest; fervent.
[1175–1225; < Anglo-French, Old French devo(u)t < Late Latin dēvotus, Latin: devoted]
de•vout′ly, adv.
de•vout′ness, n.
syn: See religious.

devout

, devote - Devout and devote come from Latin de- and vovere, "promise."
See also related terms for promise.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.devout - deeply religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
religious - having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity; "a religious man"; "religious attitude"
2.devout - earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"
sincere - open and genuine; not deceitful; "he was a good man, decent and sincere"; "felt sincere regret that they were leaving"; "sincere friendship"

devout

adjective
2. sincere, serious, deep, earnest, genuine, devoted, intense, passionate, profound, ardent, fervent, heartfelt, zealous, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal) a devout opponent of racism
sincere passive, indifferent

devout

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

[dɪˈvaʊt] ADJ
1. (Rel) [Christian, Muslim, Methodist, etc] → devoto
they're very devoutson muy devotos or piadosos
she's a devout Catholices muy católica
2. (= fervent) [Communist] → convencido; [supporter] → ferviente; [thanks, prayer] → sincero
it was his devout wish that his son should become a lawyerdeseaba de todo corazón que su hijo se hiciese abogado

devout

[dɪˈvaʊt] adjpieux/euse, dévot(e)
a devout Catholic → un catholique dévot

devout

adj person, Christian, Muslimfromm; Christianity, Catholicism, Marxist, environmentalist, followerüberzeugt; supportertreu; opponenteingeschworen; it was my father’s devout wish/hope that …es war der inständige Wunsch/die sehnliche Hoffnung meines Vaters, dass …, mein Vater wünschte sich inständig/hoffte sehnlich, dass …
n the devoutdie Frommen

devout

[dɪˈvaʊt] adj (person) → devoto/a, pio/a; (prayer, hope) → devoto/a, fervido/a

devout

(diˈvaut) adjective
1. earnest or sincere. Please accept my devout thanks.
2. religious. a devout Christian.
References in classic literature ?
And Meg laid her hand on her tall boy's head, with a face full of tender and devout content.
Yet all this, which would else have been such heavy sorrow, was made almost a solemn joy to her devout old soul, by religious consolations and the truths of Scripture, wherewith she had fed herself continually for more than thirty years.
He paused a little; then kneeling in the pulpit's bows, folded his large brown hands across his chest, uplifted his closed eyes, and offered a prayer so deeply devout that he seemed kneeling and praying at the bottom of the sea.
As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheet from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch.
Cassy yielded at once, and with her whole soul, to every good influence, and became a devout and tender Christian.
Rebecca wondered why she always ended, at the most peaceful seasons, with the form, "Do Thou be with us, God of Battles, while we strive onward like Christian soldiers marching as to war;" but everything sounded real to her to-day, she was in a devout mood, and many things Mr.
She uttered that devout exclamation through her set teeth.
Dolly listened with a devout look, glancing at Marner in some confidence that this strain would help to allure him to church.
Thus they in lowliest plight repentant stood Praying, for from the Mercie-seat above Prevenient Grace descending had remov'd The stonie from thir hearts, and made new flesh Regenerat grow instead, that sighs now breath'd Unutterable, which the Spirit of prayer Inspir'd, and wing'd for Heav'n with speedier flight Then loudest Oratorie: yet thir port Not of mean suiters, nor important less Seem'd thir Petition, then when th' ancient Pair In Fables old, less ancient yet then these, DEUCALION and chaste PYRRHA to restore The Race of Mankind drownd, before the Shrine Of THEMIS stood devout.
Reverend hermit,'' said the knight, after looking long and fixedly at his host, ``were it not to interrupt your devout meditations, I would pray to know three things of your holiness; first, where I am to put my horse?
It is true that this people has a natural disposition to goodness; they are very liberal of their alms, they much frequent their churches, and are very studious to adorn them; they practise fasting and other mortifications, and notwithstanding their separation from the Roman Church, and the corruptions which have crept into their faith, yet retain in a great measure the devout fervour of the primitive Christians.
Then, reading from his account-book as if he were repeating some devout prayer, in the middle of his delivery he raised his hand and gave him a sturdy blow on the neck, and then, with his own sword, a smart slap on the shoulder, all the while muttering between his teeth as if he was saying his prayers.