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adj. de·vout·er, de·vout·est
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.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||devoutness - piety by virtue of being devout|
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