Definition of devout
- a devout Catholic
It is his devout wish to help people in need.
devout Red Sox fans never lost faith during the long World Series drought
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: deeply religious : devoted to a particular religion
: loyal to something : devoted to a particular belief, organization, person, etc.
: serious and sincere
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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