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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Many chapters of exposition are devoted to introducing a large cast of characters in four families who live in a tony Colorado town with all the right progressive attitudes (think Boulder). Ron Charles Critic, Washington Post, "Parents will stop at nothing to get their kids into a prestigious school," 16 July 2019 At the time, Weaver was devoted to uncovering and sharing Green's history. CBS News, ""Uncle Nearest" honors slave who taught Jack Daniel to make whiskey," 12 July 2019 Observers have noted that Kroenke’s attention over the past several years has been overwhelmingly devoted to his new $5 billion LA Rams sports-megaplex — Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Is there a path to pro women’s soccer in Colorado?," 12 July 2019 In the early 1800s, George Rapp and his 800 devoted followers built a commune called Harmonie on the Wabash River, and later sold the property to Robert Owen. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 The targeting of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei for U.S. sanctions on Monday shocked some Iranians because he's considered a spiritual guide and a holy man by his most devoted followers. Bloomberg News, oregonlive.com, "Donald Trump threatens ‘overwhelming force’ if Iran attacks," 25 June 2019 The song is about a deranged fan, and its title has evolved into a label that describes a celebrity’s most devoted followers. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and the sexist female rapper paradigm behind their feud, explained," 6 Nov. 2018 As a devoted follower of the Dark Lord, Prudence has every reason to instantly mistrust Sabrina, an outsider who has not grown up in her world. Taylor Crumpton, Teen Vogue, "How "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Failed Prudence Night," 1 Nov. 2018 The divisive terms of XXXTentacion’s rise only seemed to embolden his devoted followers. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "XXXTentacion, Rising Rapper Accused of Violence, Shot Dead at 20," 18 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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