worshipful


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wor·ship·ful

 (wûr′shĭp-fəl)
adj.
1. Given to or expressive of worship; reverent or adoring.
2. Chiefly British Used as a respectful form of address.

wor′ship·ful·ly adv.
wor′ship·ful·ness n.

worshipful

(ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl)
adj
1. feeling or showing reverence or adoration
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) chiefly Brit a title used to address or refer to various people or bodies of distinguished rank, such as mayors and certain ancient companies of the City of London
ˈworshipfully adv
ˈworshipfulness n

wor•ship•ful

(ˈwɜr ʃɪp fəl)

adj.
1. feeling or showing worship.
2. (cap.) Brit. a formal title of honor (usu. prec. by the).
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worshipful - showing adorationworshipful - showing adoration      
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
2.worshipful - showing great reverence for god; "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

worshipful

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations

worshipful

[ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl] ADJ (esp Brit) (in titles) → excelentísimo

worshipful

adj
look, gazeverehrend
(Brit: in titles) → sehr verehrt or geehrt
References in classic literature ?
The Worshipful the Mayor gives them a character,' said Mr.
NOW AFTER all these things had happened, and it became known to Robin Hood how the Sheriff had tried three times to make him captive, he said to himself, "If I have the chance, I will make our worshipful Sheriff pay right well for that which he hath done to me.
Another shall wrangle at the bar, and fight his way to wealth and honors and, in his declining age, shall be a worshipful member of his Majesty's council.
But more famous still than the sonnets is the Epithalamion or wedding hymn which he wrote in his lady's honor, and which ever since has been looked on as the most glorious love-song in the English language, so full is it of exultant, worshipful happiness.
I have in my shoe, most worshipful sir, a strip of wood which belonged once to the bark wherein the blessed Paul was dashed up against the island of Melita.
75-103) These things, then, the Muses sang who dwell on Olympus, nine daughters begotten by great Zeus, Cleio and Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene and Terpsichore, and Erato and Polyhymnia and Urania and Calliope (3), who is the chiefest of them all, for she attends on worshipful princes: whomsoever of heaven-nourished princes the daughters of great Zeus honour, and behold him at his birth, they pour sweet dew upon his tongue, and from his lips flow gracious words.
And yet, worshipful professor, is it not a noble spirit?
Never had we so worshipful a guest before," said Robin; "and as the new moon is beginning to silver the leaves, I shall bear you company myself for part of the way.
The Governor hath his health, worshipful Sir," answered Roger Williams, now resuming his staff, and drawing near.
THERE was a message brought, one day, from the worshipful Gervayse Pyncheon to young Matthew Maule, the carpenter, desiring his immediate presence at the House of the Seven Gables.
If the hussy stood up for judgment before us five, that are now here in a knot together, would she come off with such a sentence as the worshipful magistrates have awarded?
Nay, I can tell you more,'' said Wamba, in the same tone; ``there is old Alderman Ox continues to hold his Saxon epithet, while he is under the charge of serfs and bondsmen such as thou, but becomes Beef, a fiery French gallant, when he arrives before the worshipful jaws that are destined to consume him.