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  1. given to, characterized by, or expressive of prayer; devout.
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Origin of prayerful

First recorded in 1620–30; prayer1 + -ful
Related formsprayer·ful·ly, adverbprayer·ful·ness, nounun·prayer·ful, adjectiveun·prayer·ful·ly, adverbun·prayer·ful·ness, noun

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Related Words for prayerful

godlike, chaste, devotional, angelic, believing, blessed, clean, consecrated, dedicated, devoted, devout, divine, faithful, faultless, God-fearing, godly, good, hallowed, humble, immaculate

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British Dictionary definitions for prayerful


  1. inclined to or characterized by prayer
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Derived Formsprayerfully, adverbprayerfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for prayerful


1620s, from prayer + -ful. Related: Prayerfully; prayerfulness.

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