devotional


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de·vo·tion·al

 (dĭ-vō′shə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, expressive of, or used in devotion, especially of a religious nature.
n.
A short religious service.

de·vo′tion·al·ly adv.

devotional

(dɪˈvəʊʃənəl)
adj
relating to, characterized by, or conducive to devotion
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (often plural) a short religious or prayer service
deˌvotionˈality, deˈvotionalness n
deˈvotionally adv

de•vo•tion•al

(dɪˈvoʊ ʃə nl)

adj.
1. characterized by devotion.
2. used in devotions: devotional prayers.
n.
3. Often, devotionals. a short religious service.
[1640–50]
de•vo′tion•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devotional - a short religious service
divine service, religious service, service - the act of public worship following prescribed rules; "the Sunday service"
Adj.1.devotional - relating to worship; "a devotional exercise"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

devotional

adjective religious, spiritual, holy, sacred, devout, pious, reverential hymns and devotional songs

devotional

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

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənl] ADJpiadoso, devoto

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənəl] adj [writings, objects] → de piété

devotional

adj book, literaturereligiös; devotional objectsDevotionalien pl

devotional

[dɪˈvəʊʃənl] adj (Rel) → devozionale
References in classic literature ?
Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of "Mother," Therefore by that dear name I long have called you -- You who are more than mother unto me, And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you In setting my Virginia's spirit free.
A further and more intimate intercourse with this tribe gave Captain Bonneville still greater cause to admire their strong devotional feeling.
The servant handed him a book which Pierre took to be a devotional work, and the traveler became absorbed in it.
I pass my life with my wife, children, and friends; my pursuits are hunting and fishing, but I keep neither hawks nor greyhounds, nothing but a tame partridge or a bold ferret or two; I have six dozen or so of books, some in our mother tongue, some Latin, some of them history, others devotional; those of chivalry have not as yet crossed the threshold of my door; I am more given to turning over the profane than the devotional, so long as they are books of honest entertainment that charm by their style and attract and interest by the invention they display, though of these there are very few in Spain.
The former curves of sensuousness were now modulated to lines of devotional passion.
With the exception perhaps of the "Hymn to Ares" (viii), no item in the collection can be regarded as either devotional or liturgical.
If, in the maiden days of the Dodson sisters, their Bibles opened more easily at some parts than others, it was because of dried tulip-petals, which had been distributed quite impartially, without preference for the historical, devotional, or doctrinal.
Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
There was a lull in the noises of insects as if they had bowed their beaks and were making a devotional pause.
He talked enthusiastically of the music at the Oratory, and said charming things about the connection between incense and the devotional spirit.
He subjected the servants there to the devotional exercises before mentioned, in which (and so much the better) he brought his father to join.
This place, to which only a chosen few were admitted, looked like a chapel and a second-hand shop, so filled was it with devotional and heterogeneous things.