[ dih-vout ]
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adjective,de·vout·er, de·vout·est.
  1. devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic.

  2. expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer.

  1. earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.

Origin of devout

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French devo(u)t, from Late Latin dēvotus,Latin: “devoted”; see devote

synonym study For devout

1. See religious.

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Opposites for devout

Other words from devout

  • de·vout·ly, adverb
  • de·vout·ness, noun
  • non·de·vout, adjective
  • non·de·vout·ly, adverb
  • non·de·vout·ness, noun
  • un·de·vout, adjective
  • un·de·vout·ly, adverb
  • un·de·vout·ness, noun

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How to use devout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for devout


/ (dɪˈvaʊt) /

  1. deeply religious; reverent

  2. sincere; earnest; heartfelt: a devout confession

Origin of devout

C13: from Old French devot, from Late Latin dēvōtus, from Latin: faithful; see devote

Derived forms of devout

  • devoutly, adverb
  • devoutness, noun

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