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reverent

adjective

  1. (feeling, showing profound)  feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
    Similar to: adoring, awed, respectful
  2. (pious)  showing great reverence for god
    Synonyms: godly, worshipful. Similar to: pious

Etymology summary

Latin reverentem, present participle of revereri. From 14th century through 17th...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

reverent | reverently [adverb, derived]

feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence (6 of 378 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

reverent | reverently [derived]

feeling or showing deep and solemn respect (7 of 59 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reverent

Merriam-Webster:

reverent | worshipful [synonym] | reverently [adverb, related]

expressing or characterized by reverence; "worshipful" (6 of 58 words, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reverent [formal] | reverently [adverb, related]

feeling or expressing a lot of respect and admiration (9 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

reverent | reverently [adverb, related]

Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence. (6 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reverent

Cambridge Dictionary:

reverent | reverently [adverb, derived]

showing great respect and admiration Opposite: irreverent (7 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reverent

New World Dictionary:

reverent | reverently [adverb, related]

feeling, showing, or characterized by reverence (6 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reverent

Random House Dictionary:

reverent

feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful. (8 of 17 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reverent

Wiktionary:

reverent | respectful [synonym]

showing respect or reverence; respectful (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reverent

Encarta Dictionary:

reverent

feeling or expressing profound respect or awe (7 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701837​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

reverent

First use: late 15th century

Origin: Latin reverentem, present participle of revereri. From 14th century through 17th century, commonly also used for reverend (adjective).

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=reverent

American Heritage Dictionary:

reverent

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin reverēns, reverent-, present participle of reverērī, to revere; see "revere" [entry 1].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reverent

Merriam-Webster:

reverent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverent-, reverens, present participle of revereri

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

Oxford Dictionary:

reverent

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin reverent- "revering", from the verb revereri (see "revere")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reverent

New World Dictionary:

reverent

Origin: Late Middle English from Latin reverens, present participle of revereri: see "revere"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/reverent

Collins Dictionary:

reverent

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Latin reverēns respectful

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

Encarta Dictionary:

reverent

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin reverent-, present participle of revereri

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701837​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

reverent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reverent"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

reverent [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reverent"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

reverent [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reverent"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/reverent

Cambridge Dictionary:

reverent

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reverent"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reverent"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reverent

the Free Dictionary:

reverent

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "reverent"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "reverent"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "reverent" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/reverent

Google Dictionary:

reverent

Audio: English pronunciation of "reverent"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reverent

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reverent"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=revere​04 word=reverent

YourDictionary Audio:

reverent

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reverent" by speech synthesizer

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