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1. Inclined or given to praying frequently; devout.
2. Typical or indicative of prayer, as a mannerism, gesture, or facial expression.

prayer′ful·ly adv.
prayer′ful·ness n.
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inclined to or characterized by prayer
ˈprayerfully adv
ˈprayerfulness n
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(ˈprɛər fəl)

given to or expressive of prayer; devout.
prayer′ful•ly, adv.
prayer′ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prayerful - disposed to pray or appearing to pray
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
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