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reverent

[ rev-er-uhnt, rev-ruhnt ]
/ ˈrɛv ər ənt, ˈrɛv rənt /
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adjective

feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful: a reverent greeting.

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Origin of reverent

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English from Latin reverent- (stem of reverēns ), present participle of reverērī “to fear, have reverence”; see revere1, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM reverent

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reverent

reverend, reverent
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British Dictionary definitions for reverent

reverent
/ (ˈrɛvərənt, ˈrɛvrənt) /

adjective

feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence

Derived forms of reverent

reverently, adverbreverentness, noun

Word Origin for reverent

C14: from Latin reverēns respectful
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