reverential

[rev-uh-ren-shuh l]

adjective

of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent: reverential awe.

Nearby words

  1. revere, paul,
  2. reverence,
  3. reverend,
  4. reverend mother,
  5. reverent,
  6. reverentially,
  7. reverently,
  8. reverie,
  9. revers,
  10. reversal

Origin of reverential

First recorded in 1545–55; reverent + -ial

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British Dictionary definitions for reverential

reverential

adjective

resulting from or showing reverencea pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people
Derived Formsreverentially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for reverential

reverential

adj.

1550s, from Latin reverentia (see reverence) + -al (1). Related: Reverentially.

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