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reverential

[ rev-uh-ren-shuhl ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl /
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adjective
of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent: reverential awe.
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Origin of reverential

First recorded in 1545–55; reverent + -ial

OTHER WORDS FROM reverential

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How to use reverential in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for reverential

reverential
/ (ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl) /

adjective
resulting from or showing reverencea pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people

Derived forms of reverential

reverentially, adverb
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