- zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.
Origin of devoted
Related formsde·vot·ed·ly, adverbde·vot·ed·ness, nouno·ver·de·vot·ed, adjectiveo·ver·de·vot·ed·ly, adverbo·ver·de·vot·ed·ness, nounqua·si-de·vot·ed, adjectivequa·si-de·vot·ed·ly, adverbun·de·vot·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1585–95; devote
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Historical Examples of undevoted
There were also kitchen-gardens, and some acres of land, as yet undevoted to any special purpose, at the back of the house.
British Dictionary definitions for undevoted
Derived Formsdevotedly, adverbdevotedness, noun
- feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
- (postpositive foll by to) set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
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Word Origin and History for undevoted
1590s, "set apart by a vow," past participle adjective from devote (v.). Meaning "characterized by devotion" is from c.1600. Related: Devotedly.
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