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[dih-voh-tid] /dɪˈvoʊ tɪd/
zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection:
a devoted friend.
Origin of devoted
First recorded in 1585-95; devote + -ed2
Related forms
devotedly, adverb
devotedness, noun
overdevoted, adjective
overdevotedly, adverb
overdevotedness, noun
quasi-devoted, adjective
quasi-devotedly, adverb
undevoted, adjective
faithful, constant, loyal, devout. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for devotedly
Contemporary Examples
  • With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.

Historical Examples
  • 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.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • 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
  • I feel a little sorry for him, because he loves me so devotedly.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Passionately, Sir Within; devotedly, if a man so ignorant may dare to say so.

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
  • She was devotedly fond of her mother, and she could not but see that something was wrong.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

    F. Marion Crawford
  • They loved and were beloved—openly, devotedly, sincerely, disinterestedly.


    Martin Farquhar Tupper
British Dictionary definitions for devotedly


feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
(postpositive) foll by to. set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
Derived Forms
devotedly, adverb
devotedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for devotedly



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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