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adjective de·vout \di-ˈvau̇t\

Definition of devout

  1. 1 :  devoted to religion or to religious duties or exercises

  2. 2 :  expressing devotion or piety <a devout attitude>

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

devoutly

adverb

devoutness

noun

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


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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