adjective, de·vout·er, de·vout·est.
Origin of devout
Examples from the Web for devout
It was a mystery to devout Christians in the early Church, too.
The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.
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|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Sally Kohn|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In another temple monkeys are revered too, careering about the walls and courtyards and being fed by the curious and the devout.Roving East and Roving West|E. V. Lucas
He was tall and pale and his large brown eyes had the tranquillity of a devout faith in them.The Valley of Vision|Henry Van Dyke
My liberal friends condemn my devout and religious poems as "aiding superstition."Poems of Passion|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Yet the devout villagers, in their appeal for spiritual aid, did not forget the importance of temporal weapons.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)|Charles Morris
This religious was very learned and devout, and took especial care of his soul.
British Dictionary definitions for devout
Word Origin for devout
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).