- devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic.
- expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer.
- earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.
Origin of devout
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Examples from the Web for undevout
I envy not him who is undevout in the presence of so much Beauty.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
Victor opened his eyes and glared at her with undevout opposition.In Blue Creek Caon
Anna Chapin Ray
The age of enlightenment was to him an undevout and inartistic age.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)
For the undevout, Good Friday was a feast day and a day of jollification.Dixie After the War
Myrta Lockett Avary
It was not his business to defend Mr. Carlton against the disaffected and the undevout.Peccavi
E. W. Hornung
- deeply religious; reverent
- sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession
Word Origin and History for undevout
early 13c., from Old French devot "pious, devoted, assiduous," from Latin devotus "given up by vow, devoted," past participle of devovere "dedicate by vow" (see devotion).