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wor·ship·ful

 (wûr′shĭp-fəl)
adj.
1. Given to or expressive of worship; reverent or adoring.
2. Chiefly British Used as a respectful form of address.

wor′ship·ful·ly adv.
wor′ship·ful·ness n.

worshipful

(ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl)
adj
1. feeling or showing reverence or adoration
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) chiefly Brit a title used to address or refer to various people or bodies of distinguished rank, such as mayors and certain ancient companies of the City of London
ˈworshipfully adv
ˈworshipfulness n

wor•ship•ful

(ˈwɜr ʃɪp fəl)

adj.
1. feeling or showing worship.
2. (cap.) Brit. a formal title of honor (usu. prec. by the).
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worshipful - showing adorationworshipful - showing adoration      
reverent - feeling or showing profound respect or veneration; "maintained a reverent silence"
2.worshipful - showing great reverence for god; "a godly man"; "leading a godly life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

worshipful

adjective
Feeling or showing reverence:
Translations

worshipful

[ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl] ADJ (esp Brit) (in titles) → excelentísimo

worshipful

adj
look, gazeverehrend
(Brit: in titles) → sehr verehrt or geehrt
References in classic literature ?
"I am but a poor monk, good sir!" said Friar Tuck in a whining voice, "and am on my way to the shrine of Saint Dunstan, if your worshipfulness will permit."
As Knitter put it, "if my relationship with the Divine is truly non-dualistic, if the Christ-Spirit and I are not two (but also not one), then I'm going to need spiritual practices, or forms of prayer, that enable me to express and feel this thoroughly unitive, non-dualistic relationship." (19) For him this dualism is reinforced by both the wordiness and worshipfulness of traditional Christian prayer.
His eminent worshipfulness was giving a speech at a town hall reception for the Liverpool Commercial District Partnership.