reverential


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rev·er·en·tial

 (rĕv′ə-rĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Expressing reverence; reverent.
2. Inspiring reverence.

rev′er·en′tial·ly adv.

reverential

(ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl)
adj
resulting from or showing reverence: a pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people.
ˌreverˈentially adv

rev•er•en•tial

(ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl)

adj.
of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent.
[1545–55]
rev`er•en′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reverential - feeling or manifesting veneration
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"

reverential

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations

reverential

[ˌrevəˈrenʃəl] ADJreverencial

reverential

[ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj [tone, gesture, atmosphere, respect] → révérencieux/euse

reverential

adj awe, respectehrfürchtig; bow, gesture etcehrerbietig; in reverential tonesehrfürchtig, ehrerbietig

reverential

[ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj (frm) (awe, bow) → riverente
References in classic literature ?
asked Amy, regarding the magic slip of paper with a reverential eye.
It might have been fancied, indeed, that she expected to minister to the wants of the community unseen, like a disembodied divinity or enchantress, holding forth her bargains to the reverential and awe-stricken purchaser in an invisible hand.
Dimmesdale was a true priest, a true religionist, with the reverential sentiment largely developed, and an order of mind that impelled itself powerfully along the track of a creed, and wore its passage continually deeper with the lapse of time.
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
He is not my private friend and public patron, as Steerforth was, but I hold him in a reverential respect.
But Nancy's Sunday thoughts were rarely quite out of keeping with the devout and reverential intention implied by the book spread open before her.
No, he merely drew a pocketbook from his pocket, and took from it a paper folded in four, and after having examined it in a manner almost reverential, he said -- "Good
The young queen of Britain has not a more loyal subject in her realm--perhaps not one who would kneel before her throne with such reverential love--as this old grandsire, whose head has whitened beneath the mild sway of the Republic, which still, in his mellower moments, he terms a usurpation.
Pulling away the shrubbery which clustered over the hole, he bent forward, and spoke in a distinct but reverential tone, as if addressing some unseen personage inside of the mountain.
The enemy bore off his scalp as a trophy; but his friends found his body in this lonely place, and committed it to the earth with ceremonials characteristic of their pious and reverential feelings.
Poyser, turning his head on one side and speaking in rather a subdued reverential tone.
Timidity, therefore, confined her observation of the appearances which we have described to stoles glances; but, as the stamping of feet was now becoming less frequent, and even the coughing, and other little preliminaries of a congregation settling themselves down into reverential attention, were ceasing, she felt emboldened to look around her.