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devout Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite deeply religious
    • a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
  2. adjective satellite earnest
    dear; earnest; heartfelt.
    • one's dearest wish
    • devout wishes for their success
    • heartfelt condolences

De*vout" adjective
OE. devot, devout, F. dévot, from L. devotus devoted, p. p. of devovere. See Devote, v. t.
  1. Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
    A devout man, and one that feared God. Acts x. 2.
    We must be constant and devout in the worship of God. Rogers.
  2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture. Milton.
  3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare. Syn. -- Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest; reverent; solemn; sincere.
De*vout" noun
  1. A devotee. Obs. Sheldon.
  2. A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion. Obs. Milton.

Webster 1913