adjective, de·vout·er, de·vout·est.
Origin of devout
Examples from the Web for devoutness
And you wish me to believe in the devoutness of that man's daughter!Cosmopolis, Complete|Paul Bourget
What she achieved through saintliness and devoutness, they make her out to have accomplished by intelligent enthusiasm.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
The two words differ very much as devotedness from devoutness.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
The feeling of shame at professing faith and devoutness was the growth of a later day; it was unknown in those times.
Bach was essentially a Christian, and this element of devoutness, of worship, shines out in everything he wrote.Piano Mastery|Harriette Brower
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).