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adjective rev·er·ent \ ˈrev-rənt , ˈre-və- ; ˈre-vərnt \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of reverent

:expressing or characterized by reverence :worshipful

reverently

adverb

Examples of reverent in a Sentence

  1. a reverent crowd of worshippers

  2. a reverent tone of voice

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Origin and Etymology of reverent

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin reverent-, reverens, present participle of reverērī "to stand in awe of, 1revere"


REVERENT Defined for English Language Learners

reverent

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Definition of reverent for English Language Learners

  • : showing a lot of respect : very respectful


REVERENT Defined for Kids

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adjective rev·er·ent \ ˈre-və-rənt , ˈrev-rənt \

Definition of reverent for Students

:very respectful
  • reverent mourners

reverently

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