reverential

[ rev-uh-ren-shuh l ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl /

adjective

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

Origin of reverential

First recorded in 1545–55; reverent + -ial
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reverential

/ (ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl) /

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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