reverential

[ rev-uh-ren-shuhl ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl /

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

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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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