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Meaning of DEVOUT

Pronunciation:  di'vawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
  2. [adj]  earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"

DEVOUT is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dear, earnest, god-fearing, heartfelt, pious, religious, sincere



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*vout"\, a. [OE. devot, devout, F. d['e]vot, 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.
    {The devout}, devoutly religious persons, those who are
       sincerely pious.
    Syn: Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest;
         reverent; solemn; sincere.
  2. \De*vout"\, n.
    1. A devotee. [Obs.] --Sheldon.
    2. A devotional composition, or part of a composition;
       devotion. [Obs.] --Milton.
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