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devout

adjective

  1. (religious)  deeply religious
    Synonyms: God-fearing, god-fearing. Similar to: religious
  2. (sincere)  open and genuine; not deceitful
    Synonyms: dear, earnest, heartfelt, simple-hearted, sincere. Similar to: bona fide, cordial,...

Etymology summary

Old French devot "pious, devoted, assiduous", from Latin devotus "given up by...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

devout | reverent [synonym, sense-specific] | earnest [synonym, sense-specific] | sincere [synonym, sense-specific] | heartfelt [synonym, sense-specific] | devoutly [adverb, derived]

deeply religious; reverent | sincere; earnest; heartfelt (6 of 492 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Devotion [disambiguation] | devotional | devotee

Devotional song | Devotional literature | Anglican devotions | Catholic devotions Devotional medal | Bible study -- called "devotion" or "devotional" by some Christian denominations | Hindu devotional movements | Music albums: Devotion (John McLaughlin... (28 of 291 words, 29 definitions)

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Merriam-Webster:

devout | serious [synonym, sense-specific] | earnest [synonym, sense-specific] | constant [synonym, sense-specific] | dedicated [synonym, sense-specific] | devoted [synonym, sense-specific] | faithful [synonym, sense-specific] | down-the-line [synonym, sense-specific] | fast [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

devoted to religion or to religious duties or exercises | expressing devotion or piety | devoted to a pursuit, belief, or mode of behavior; "serious", ... (23 of 199 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

devout | devoutly [derived] | devoutness [derived]

having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment | totally committed to a cause or belief (15 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/devout

Wiktionary:

devout | devouts [plural] | devouter [comparative] | devoutest [superlative] | pious [synonym, sense-specific] | religious [synonym, sense-specific] | hearty [synonym, sense-specific] | earnest [synonym, sense-specific] | devotion [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious. | [archaic] Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture. | Warmly devoted;... (34 of 63 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

devout | devouter [comparative] | devoutest [superlative] | devoutly [adverb, related] | devoutness [noun, related]

Devoted to religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations. | Displaying reverence or piety. | Sincere; earnest (16 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

devout | devouter [comparative] | devoutest [superlative]

devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious. | expressing devotion or piety. | earnest or sincere; hearty. (16 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/devout

Macmillan British Dictionary:

devout

very religious | very enthusiastic in your support for something (9 of 34 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/devout

New World Dictionary:

devout | devoutly [adverb, related] | devoutness [noun, related]

very religious; pious | showing reverence | earnest; sincere; heartfelt (8 of 28 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/devout

Cambridge Dictionary:

devout | devoutness [noun, derived]

believing strongly in a religion and obeying all its rules or principles (12 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/devout

Encarta Dictionary:

devout

deeply religious | devoted to a particular personal interest or cause | deeply and sincerely felt or meant (formal) (17 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604271​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

devout

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Old French devot "pious, devoted, assiduous", from Latin devotus "given up by vow, devoted", past participle of devovere "dedicate by vow".

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New World Dictionary:

devout

Origin: Middle English from Old French devot from Latin devotus, devoted (in ecclesiastical Late Latin, devout): see "devote"

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Merriam-Webster:

devout

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin devotus, from Latin, past participle of devovēre

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/devout

Oxford Dictionary:

devout

Origin: Middle English: from Old French devot, from Latin devotus "devoted", past participle of devovere (see "devote")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/devout

American Heritage Dictionary:

devout | devouter [comparative] | devoutest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēvōtus, past participle of dēvovēre, to vow; see "devote".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/devout

Collins Dictionary:

devout

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French devot, from Late Latin dēvōtus, from Latin: faithful; see devote

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/devout

Encarta Dictionary:

devout

First use: 12th century

Origin: French from Latin devotus, past participle of devovere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604271​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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Cambridge Dictionary:

devout

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the Free Dictionary:

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Google Dictionary:

devout

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

devout

Audio: North American pronunciation of "devout"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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