[ wur-ship-fuh l ]
/ ˈwɜr ʃɪp fəl /


feeling or showing worship.
(initial capital letter) British. a formal title of honor used in announcing or mentioning certain highly regarded or respected persons or groups (usually preceded by the).

Origin of worshipful

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at worship, -ful
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British Dictionary definitions for worshipful


/ (ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl) /


feeling or showing reverence or adoration
(often capital) mainly British a title used to address or refer to various people or bodies of distinguished rank, such as mayors and certain ancient companies of the City of London

Derived Forms

worshipfully, adverbworshipfulness, noun
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