adjective \ˈrev-rənt, ˈre-və-; ˈre-vərnt\

: showing a lot of respect : very respectful

Full Definition of REVERENT

:  expressing or characterized by reverence :  worshipful
rev·er·ent·ly adverb

Examples of REVERENT

  1. a reverent crowd of worshippers
  2. a reverent tone of voice

Origin of REVERENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverent-, reverens, present participle of revereri
First Known Use: 14th century


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