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
Recent Examples of devout from the Web
The rise of the alt-right and other nefarious political groups has given him a larger platform, ensuring that his devout fan base grows.
Yet Howard, one of the company's most devout evangelists, is confident the kinks can be worked out.
A devout Catholic, Kay Eckstein died Monday at her home in Paducah, Ky.
Hasan Ankoush said his son was a devout Muslim, who prayed five times a day and joined the non-Jihadi wing of the Islamic Salafi group.
Raised by devout Methodist immigrants from the British Isles (who named their son for church founder John Wesley), Powell wanted more than the agrarian future his parents envisioned for him.
My grandfather, Anthony Abraham, was a pillar of our community and devout philanthropist and active in our nation’s politics.
Meet Roger Severino: Emma Green interviewed the devout, conservative head of the Office for Civil Rights, whose leadership could shape the future of abortion and contraception access, as well as LGBT rights.
Mourners described the Bests as devout Catholics whose children attended the school next to the church and volunteered as alter servers.
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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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