prayerful

[ prair-fuhl ]
/ ˈprɛər fəl /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. prayer rug,
  2. prayer shawl,
  3. prayer wheel,
  4. prayer, book of common,
  5. prayer, not a,
  6. prayerfully,
  7. praying mantis,
  8. praziquantel,
  9. prazosin,
  10. prb

Origin of prayerful

First recorded in 1620–30; prayer1 + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for prayerful

prayerful

/ (ˈprɛəfʊl) /

adjective

inclined to or characterized by prayer
Derived Formsprayerfully, adverbprayerfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for prayerful

prayerful

adj.

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

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