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rev·er·ent

 (rĕv′ər-ənt)
adj.
Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin reverēns, reverent-, present participle of reverērī, to revere; see revere1.]

rev′er·ent·ly adv.

reverent

(ˈrɛvərənt; ˈrɛvrənt)
adj
feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence
[C14: from Latin reverēns respectful]
ˈreverently adv
ˈreverentness n

rev•er•ent

(ˈrɛv ər ənt, ˈrɛv rənt)

adj.
feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin reverent-, s. of reverēns, present participle of reverērī to revere1; see -ent]
rev′er•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
respectful - full of or exhibiting respect; "respectful behavior"; "a respectful glance"
irreverent - showing lack of due respect or veneration; "irreverent scholars mocking sacred things"; "noisy irreverent tourists"
2.reverent - showing great reverence for god; "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

reverent

reverent

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations
مُوَقَّر، مُبَجَّل، يَنِم عن الإحْتِرام
uctivý
ærbødig
lotningarfullur
saygı dolu

reverent

[ˈrevərənt] ADJreverente

reverent

[ˈrɛvərənt] adjrespectueux/euse

reverent

reverent

[ˈrɛvrnt] adjriverente

revere

(rəˈviə) verb
to feel or show great respect for. The students revere the professor.
reverence (ˈrevərəns) noun
great respect. He was held in reverence by those who worked for him.
Reverend (ˈrevərənd) noun
(usually abbreviated to Rev. when written) a title given to a clergyman. (the) Rev. John Brown.
reverent (ˈrevərənt) adjective
showing great respect. A reverent silence followed the professor's lecture.
ˈreverently adverb
References in classic literature ?
Why sufficeth not the beast of burden, which renounceth and is reverent?
"This more reverent title had previously been forced upon him by the religious scruples of the last newspaper in which a part of the work had appeared, with the natural consequence that when it came out in covers the country already had been flooded by its imitators with a score of 'cynic' books -- The Cynic's This , The Cynic's That , and
Then quite a group of boys and girls -- playmates of Tom's and Joe's -- came by, and stood looking over the paling fence and talking in reverent tones of how Tom did so-and-so the last time they saw him, and how Joe said this and that small trifle (pregnant with awful prophecy, as they could easily see now!) -- and each speaker pointed out the exact spot where the lost lads stood at the time, and then added something like "and I was a-standing just so -- just as I am now, and as if you was him -- I was as close as that -- and he smiled, just this way -- and then something seemed to go all over me, like -- awful, you know -- and I never thought what it meant, of course, but I can see now!"
Captain Jim had been handling the book in a kind of reverent rapture.
That may be so, but his treatment of Martin cannot be called reverent. Indeed, reverence was impossible to Swift.
With tears and prayers and tender hands, Mother and sisters made her ready for the long sleep that pain would never mar again, seeing with grateful eyes the beautiful serenity that soon replaced the pathetic patience that had wrung their hearts so long, and feeling with reverent joy that to their darling death was a benignant angel, not a phantom full of dread.
Now, as I look back, I think it was sheer priggishness to resist so human and yet so reverent an impulse.
By "honour", however, is by no means meant "indulgence", but a reverent regard for their highest interests: and the Circles teach that the duty of fathers is to subordinate their own interests to those of posterity, thereby advancing the welfare of the whole State as well as that of their own immediate descendants.
For private opinion is more free; but opinion before others, is more reverent. In private, men are more bold in their own humors; and in consort, men are more obnoxious to others' humors; therefore it is good to take both; and of the inferior sort, rather in private, to preserve freedom; of the greater, rather in consort, to preserve respect.
"His voice was low and reverent. I thought that he would do his work and do it well and nobly; and happy the woman fitted by nature and training to help him do it.
He pushed open the gate with fingers which were almost reverent; he came at last to a halt in the exact spot where he had seen her first.
I had to go out a dozen times a day and show myself to these reverent and awe-stricken multitudes.