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rev·er·ent

 (rĕv′ər-ənt)
adj.
Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin reverēns, reverent-, present participle of reverērī, to revere; see revere1.]

rev′er·ent·ly adv.

reverent

(ˈrɛvərənt; ˈrɛvrənt)
adj
feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence
[C14: from Latin reverēns respectful]
ˈreverently adv
ˈreverentness n

rev•er•ent

(ˈrɛv ər ənt, ˈrɛv rənt)

adj.
feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin reverent-, s. of reverēns, present participle of reverērī to revere1; see -ent]
rev′er•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"
irreverent - showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"
2.reverent - showing great reverence for god; "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

reverent

reverent

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations
مُوَقَّر، مُبَجَّل، يَنِم عن الإحْتِرام
uctivý
ærbødig
lotningarfullur
saygı dolu

reverent

[ˈrevərənt] ADJreverente

reverent

[ˈrɛvərənt] adjrespectueux/euse

reverent

reverent

[ˈrɛvrnt] adjriverente

revere

(rəˈviə) verb
to feel or show great respect for. The students revere the professor.
reverence (ˈrevərəns) noun
great respect. He was held in reverence by those who worked for him.
Reverend (ˈrevərənd) noun
(usually abbreviated to Rev. when written) a title given to a clergyman. (the) Rev. John Brown.
reverent (ˈrevərənt) adjective
showing great respect. A reverent silence followed the professor's lecture.
ˈreverently adverb
References in classic literature ?
With tears and prayers and tender hands, Mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar again, seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung their hearts so long, and feeling with reverent joy that to their darling death was a benignant angel, not a phantom full of dread.
Generally the most indulgent and easy to be entreated of all mothers, still her boys had a very reverent remembrance of a most vehement chastisement she once bestowed on them, because she found them leagued with several graceless boys of the neighborhood, stoning a defenceless kitten.
I had to go out a dozen times a day and show myself to these reverent and awe-stricken multitudes.
Go on, go on--don't mind my apparent misery--I always look so when I am steeped in a profound and reverent joy.
As she progressed with her practice, she was surprised to see how steadily and surely the awe which had kept her tongue reverent and her manner humble toward her young master was transferring itself to her speech and manner toward the usurper, and how similarly handy she was becoming in transferring her motherly curtness of speech and peremptoriness of manner to the unlucky heir of the ancient house of Driscoll.
Then quite a group of boys and girls -- playmates of Tom's and Joe's -- came by, and stood looking over the paling fence and talking in reverent tones of how Tom did so-and-so the last time they saw him, and how Joe said this and that small trifle (pregnant with awful prophecy, as they could easily see now
In the wide splash of light that it flung upon the floor sat the Simpsons, in reverent and solemn silence, Emma Jane standing behind them, hand in hand with Rebecca.
Godfrey made no reply, and avoided looking at Nancy very markedly; for though these complimentary personalities were held to be in excellent taste in old-fashioned Raveloe society, reverent love has a politeness of its own which it teaches to men otherwise of small schooling.
Now, as I look back, I think it was sheer priggishness to resist so human and yet so reverent an impulse.
The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honoured and looked up to with reverent awe.
By "honour", however, is by no means meant "indulgence", but a reverent regard for their highest interests: and the Circles teach that the duty of fathers is to subordinate their own interests to those of posterity, thereby advancing the welfare of the whole State as well as that of their own immediate descendants.
said he, with a grim frown, and laying no reverent hand upon the surplice.