- 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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Antonyms for devout
Related Words for devoutnessreligiosity, piety, holiness, godliness, pietism, reverence, piousness, devotion, spirituality
Examples from the Web for devoutness
Historical Examples of devoutness
A feeling of devoutness does not cover at all the sense I mean.
Religion isn't a feeling of piety or devoutness; it is action.
And you wish me to believe in the devoutness of that man's daughter!Cosmopolis, Complete
He was struck by the strange contrast of devoutness and love of liberty.
There was nothing to say against the devoutness of M. de Moirod.
- deeply religious; reverent
- sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession
Word Origin 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).