devout

[dih-vout]
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adjective, de·vout·er, de·vout·est.
  1. devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic.
  2. expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer.
  3. earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.

Origin of devout

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French devo(u)t < Late Latin dēvotus, Latin: devoted; see devote
Related formsde·vout·ly, adverbde·vout·ness, nounnon·de·vout, adjectivenon·de·vout·ly, adverbnon·de·vout·ness, nounun·de·vout, adjectiveun·de·vout·ly, adverbun·de·vout·ness, noun

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1. worshipful; holy, saintly. See religious. 3. intense, serious, fervent, ardent.

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devout

adjective
  1. deeply religious; reverent
  2. sincere; earnest; heartfelta devout confession
Derived Formsdevoutly, adverbdevoutness, noun

Word Origin for devout

C13: from Old French devot, from Late Latin dēvōtus, from Latin: faithful; see devote
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Word Origin and History for undevout

devout

adj.

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).

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