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devoted

[dih-voh-tid]
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adjective
  1. zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.

Origin of devoted

First recorded in 1585–95; devote + -ed2
Related formsde·vot·ed·ly, adverbde·vot·ed·ness, nouno·ver·de·vot·ed, adjectiveo·ver·de·vot·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·de·vot·ed·ness, nounqua·si-de·vot·ed, adjectivequa·si-de·vot·ed·ly, adverbun·de·vot·ed, adjective

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faithful, constant, loyal, devout.
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Examples from the Web for devotedly

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  • When I was twenty I could have loved him devotedly, I believe.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • She did not work as devotedly as she had hoped to do, nor did she become a recluse from society.

  • How he pressed the trembling little hand in his, and how devotedly he answered, "I will."

  • He loved her truly and devotedly, after his own mad-headed fashion.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • Either do your work skilfully, devotedly, earnestly, or do it not.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani


British Dictionary definitions for devotedly

devoted

adjective
  1. feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
  2. (postpositive foll by to) set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
Derived Formsdevotedly, adverbdevotedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for devotedly

devoted

adj.

1590s, "set apart by a vow," past participle adjective from devote (v.). Meaning "characterized by devotion" is from c.1600. Related: Devotedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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