devout

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adjective de·vout \di-ˈvau̇t\

Definition of devout

  1. 1 :  committed or devoted to religion or to religious duties or exercises a devout Catholic

  2. 2 :  expressing piety or religious fervor :  expressing devotion a devout attitude

  3. 3a :  devoted to a pursuit, belief, or mode of behavior :  serious, earnest a devout baseball fan born a devout coward — G. B. Shawb :  warmly sincere a devout wish for peace

devoutly

adverb

devoutness

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Examples of devout in a sentence

  1. It is his devout wish to help people in need.

  2. 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

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DEVOUT Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective de·vout \di-ˈvau̇t\

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

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adjective de·vout \di-ˈvau̇t\

Definition of devout for Students

  1. 1 :  deeply religious

  2. 2 :  strongly loyal or devoted They are devout believers in education.

  3. 3 :  warmly sincere and earnest devout thanks

devoutly

adverb


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