devout

[ dih-vout ]
/ dɪˈvaʊt /

adjective, de·vout·er, de·vout·est.

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.

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Origin of devout

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French devo(u)t < Late Latin dēvotus, Latin: devoted; see devote

SYNONYMS FOR devout

3 intense, serious, fervent, ardent.

OTHER WORDS FROM devout

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British Dictionary definitions for devoutness

devout
/ (dɪˈvaʊt) /

adjective

deeply religious; reverent
sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession

Derived forms of devout

devoutly, adverbdevoutness, noun

Word Origin for devout

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