reverent

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

Definition of reverent

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of reverent

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin reverent-, reverens, present participle of revereri


First Known Use: 14th century


REVERENT Defined for English Language Learners

reverent

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

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

  1. :  very respectful <reverent mourners>

reverently

adverb

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