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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
تَقي، وَرِعمُخْلِص، قَلْبي
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fromgudfrygtiginderlig
einlægur, hjartanlegurguîhræddur
pamaldus
dievbijīgspatiesssirsnīgs

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 ?
Not improbably this circumstance wrought a very material change in the public estimation; and had the mother and child remained here, little Pearl at a marriageable period of life might have mingled her wild blood with the lineage of the devoutest Puritan among them all.
The missionaries may seek to disguise the matter as they will, but the facts are incontrovertible; and the devoutest Christian who visits that group with an unbiased mind, must go away mournfully asking--'Are these, alas
The devoutest person could have rendered no greater homage to the efficacy of an honest prayer than he did in this distrust of his wife.