[ 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
ANTONYMS FOR devout
OTHER WORDS FROM devout
de·vout·ly, adverbde·vout·ness, nounnon·de·vout, adjectivenon·de·vout·ly, adverb
non·de·vout·ness, nounun·de·vout, adjectiveun·de·vout·ly, adverbun·de·vout·ness, noun
Words nearby devout
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British Dictionary definitions for non-devout
/ (dɪˈvaʊt) /
deeply religious; reverent
sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession
Derived forms of devoutdevoutly, adverbdevoutness, noun
Word Origin for devout
C13: from Old French devot, from Late Latin dēvōtus, from Latin: faithful; see devote
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