- devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic.
- expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer.
- earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.
Origin of devout
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Examples from the Web for devout
It was a mystery to devout Christians in the early Church, too.Was Baby Jesus A Holy Terror?
December 21, 2014
The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
Alicia is a devout atheist, if devout can be used to describe someone who does not believe in a God.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
November 24, 2014
The Moravians were an industrious, inventive, highly organized, devout people who valued education for all.The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists
Linda C. Brinson
July 4, 2014
Hobby Lobby, which sells arts and crafts materials, is owned by devout Southern Baptists.In Hobby Lobby Ruling, a Court So Wrong in So Many Ways
June 30, 2014
He really grew quite tender and devout over these meditations.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Hawkins and Drake were as devout and humane as other men of their time.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
He is zealous but not fanatical, but equally superstitious as devout.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
All the devout women of the town were full of excitement about his preaching.Doctor Pascal
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- deeply religious; reverent
- sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession
Word Origin and History for devout
early 13c., from Old French devot "pious, devoted, assiduous," from Latin devotus "given up by vow, devoted," past participle of devovere "dedicate by vow" (see devotion).