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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