devoted

adjective
de·​vot·​ed | \ di-ˈvō-təd How to pronounce devoted (audio) , dē-\

Definition of devoted

: characterized by loyalty and devotion a devoted fan he is devoted to her

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Other Words from devoted

devotedly adverb
devotedness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for devoted

Synonyms

adoring, affectionate, fond, loving, tender, tenderhearted

Antonyms

unloving

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Examples of devoted in a Sentence

a rock star's most devoted fans The TV show has a devoted following.

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López Obrador, who took the oath of office last December, is a devoted baseball fan and is trying hard to help the sport succeed in a country where soccer is still king. Carlos Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "With a presidential pitch, baseball gets a boost in Mexico," 12 Apr. 2019 This isn’t the first time that a Kardashian’s social media hiatus has made devoted fans turn into other mediums to help piece together plot holes, either. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Kylie Jenner returned as online queen in 2018 after disappearing for nearly a year," 21 Dec. 2018 And no country’s wartime record is more muddled than Germany’s, whose arms and armies have attracted legions of devoted fans. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Was the Famous German Tiger Tank Really That Great?," 20 Dec. 2018 Attachment parenting, which starts from birth, and free-range parenting, for older kids, each have vocal, devoted followers, even though their approaches may seem at first to be opposite. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Five Types of Parenting Styles, Explained — And How They Affect Kids, According to Experts," 1 Apr. 2019 Legend, ever the devoted husband, is seen with an iPhone in hand, focused on getting that perfect angle of Teigen lounging amongst palm trees. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "John Legend Proves He’s an Expert Instagram Husband," 5 Jan. 2019 Friends and family of Aguerreberry are mourning the loss of a devoted husband and father. Steve Helling, PEOPLE.com, "Bicycle Horror: Fla. Man Said He'd 'Kill Somebody' — Then Allegedly Steered Car Into Dad, 2 Kids," 27 June 2018 On top of that, 41 percent of employed Americans perceive mothers to be less devoted to their jobs, according to a Bright Horizons study. Jenna Birch, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Secret Code to Success Most Women Don't Even Know Exists," 3 Apr. 2019 Known to friends and family as Hank, he will be lovingly remembered by his devoted and loving wife Stephanie and daughter Jane Hannah (2). Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 6/3," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of devoted

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for devoted

see devote

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devoted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of devoted

: having strong love or loyalty for something or someone

devoted

adjective
de·​vot·​ed | \ di-ˈvō-təd\

Kids Definition of devoted

1 : completely loyal devoted supporters and admirers
2 : affectionate, loving a devoted parent

Other Words from devoted

devotedly adverb The smallest pup, … struggling to her feet, followed him devotedly. — Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves

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