Definition of devout
1 : committed or devoted to religion or to religious duties or exercises <a devout Catholic>
Examples of devout in a sentence
It is his devout wish to help people in need.
<devout Red Sox fans never lost faith during the long World Series drought>
Origin and Etymology of devout
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin devotus, from Latin, past participle of devovēre —see devote
First Known Use: 13th century
DEVOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of devout for English Language Learners
: deeply religious : devoted to a particular religion
: loyal to something : devoted to a particular belief, organization, person, etc.
: serious and sincere
DEVOUT Defined for Kids
Definition of devout for Students
1 : deeply religious
2 : strongly loyal or devoted <They are devout believers in education.>
3 : warmly sincere and earnest <devout thanks>
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