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[dih-voh-tid] /dɪˈvoʊ tɪd/
zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection:
a devoted friend.
Origin of devoted
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
  • I always will love him devotedly and go to him with my sorrows.

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • I was devotedly attached to her when she imagined quite the contrary!

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • The sensation was but momentary, for Lesley was devotedly attached to her mother, and could not believe her to be mistaken.

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • Then I grew ill—I nearly died; and Mary nursed me devotedly.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • She clung to me, depended on me and loved me, if not quite as devotedly as I loved her, at least very dearly.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • Always solicitous for their welfare, his soldiers were devotedly attached to him.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Elizabeth Farnshaw loved John Hunter devotedly, but his mother was another matter.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • These two lovers loved each other passionately and devotedly.

    Cornwall's Wonderland Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • He was a man who loved strict justice, afterwards lived at Puebla, and was a brave soldier, and devotedly attached to his monarch.

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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