[ dih-voh-tid ]
/ dɪˈvoʊ tɪd /


zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.

Nearby words

  1. devonshire,
  2. devonshire cream,
  3. devonshire split,
  4. devoré,
  5. devote,
  6. devotee,
  7. devotion,
  8. devotional,
  9. devotionally,
  10. devotions

Origin of devoted

First recorded in 1585–95; devote + -ed2

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for undevoted

  • There were also kitchen-gardens, and some acres of land, as yet undevoted to any special purpose, at the back of the house.

    Daddy's Girl|L. T. Meade

British Dictionary definitions for undevoted


/ (dɪˈvəʊtɪd) /


feeling or demonstrating loyalty or devotion; ardent; devout
(postpositive foll by to) set apart, dedicated, or consecrated
Derived Formsdevotedly, adverbdevotedness, noun

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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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