reverent [ rev-er- uh nt, rev-r uh nt] Word Origin feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful: a reverent greeting. Origin of reverent 1350–1400; Middle English
), present participle of
-ent Related forms rev·er·ent·ly, adverb rev·er·ent·ness, noun non·rev·er·ent, adjective non·rev·er·ent·ly, adverb self-rev·er·ent, adjective un·rev·er·ent, adjective un·rev·er·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for self-reverent feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence Derived Forms reverently, adverb reverentness, noun Word Origin for reverent
C14: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for self-reverent adj.
late 14c., "reverend;" late 15c., "characterized by reverence, deeply respectful," from Old French
reverent and directly from Latin reverentem (nominative reverens), present participle of revereri (see reverence). The sense of "reverend" was common 14c. through 17c. Related: Reverently.
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