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[ prair-fuhl ]


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

    Synonyms: reverent, godly, pious


/ ˈprɛəfʊl /


  1. inclined to or characterized by prayer

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Derived Forms

  • ˈprayerfulness, noun
  • ˈprayerfully, adverb

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Other Words From

  • prayerful·ly adverb
  • prayerful·ness noun
  • un·prayerful adjective
  • un·prayerful·ly adverb
  • un·prayerful·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of prayerful1

First recorded in 1620–30; prayer 1 + -ful

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Example Sentences

She captioned it, “Healthy boundaries and prayerful moves, seem insecure to the foolish.”

While I am very prayerful I’m always also asking God outside of mom to direct me.

Djokovic once talked on his Instagram feed about changing the composition of polluted water with the power of a prayerful mind.

In the months following the death of our newborn daughter, I had remained steadfast in my faith, devout and prayerful.

The man who will accept your nomination tomorrow is prayerful and faithful and honorable.

He spoke in soft, considered tones, with an almost prayerful lilt.

Ever the good church lady, she folds her body into devoutly prayerful form, on cue.

These bright hopes gilded a prayerful mother's hours of toil and care.

Mrs. Worthington was not only a prayerful mother, but a mother wise in home government.

After she had spent a season in prayerful meditation, God would supply the words and understanding.

This solemn tragedy they felt to be the theme of devout and prayerful meditation rather than of portraiture in art.

Is it that we are neglecting the prayerful study of God's Word, and thus grieving the Spirit by whom it was inspired?


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