reverential


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rev·er·en·tial

 (rĕv′ə-rĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Expressing reverence; reverent.
2. Inspiring reverence.

rev′er·en′tial·ly adv.

reverential

(ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl)
adj
resulting from or showing reverence: a pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people.
ˌreverˈentially adv

rev•er•en•tial

(ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl)

adj.
of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent.
[1545–55]
rev`er•en′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reverential - feeling or manifesting veneration
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"

reverential

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations

reverential

[ˌrevəˈrenʃəl] ADJreverencial

reverential

[ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj [tone, gesture, atmosphere, respect] → révérencieux/euse

reverential

adj awe, respectehrfürchtig; bow, gesture etcehrerbietig; in reverential tonesehrfürchtig, ehrerbietig

reverential

[ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl] adj (frm) (awe, bow) → riverente
References in classic literature ?
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
Thus spake the trodden one, and Zarathustra rejoiced at his words and their refined reverential style.
It was again that expression of reverential ecstasy which had so worked upon her the day before.
Dimmesdale was a true priest, a true religionist, with the reverential sentiment largely developed, and an order of mind that impelled itself powerfully along the track of a creed, and wore its passage continually deeper with the lapse of time.
The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight.
He had nothing to say against the last four; but he regarded them as a reverential pagan regarded other gods than his own.
asked Amy, regarding the magic slip of paper with a reverential eye.
The enemy bore off his scalp as a trophy; but his friends found his body in this lonely place, and committed it to the earth with ceremonials characteristic of their pious and reverential feelings.
The soldiers lifted the canteen lids to their lips with reverential faces, emptied them, rolling the vodka in their mouths, and walked away from the sergeant major with brightened expressions, licking their lips and wiping them on the sleeves of their greatcoats.
It was not an impudent look--I exonerate him from that--it was a look of reverential, tender adoration.
He learned to eat and dress and generally comport himself after the manner of civilized man; but through it all he remained himself, not unduly reverential nor considerative, and never hesitating to stride rough-shod over any soft-faced convention if it got in his way and the provocation were great enough.
Can a man help imitating that with which he holds reverential converse?