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Meaning of VENERATION

Pronunciation:  `venu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  religious zeal; willingness to serve God
  2. [n]  a profound fear inspired by a deity
 

VENERATION is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: awe, devotion, idolatry, reverence
 
 See Also: anthropolatry, Bible-worship, bibliolatry, fear, fearfulness, fright, grammatolatry, gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, lordolatry, miracle-worship, place-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry, symbol-worship, thaumatolatry, topolatry, verbolatry, woman-worship, word-worship, worship, worship of man

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ven`er*a"tion\, n. [L. veneratio: cf. F.
v['e]n['e]ration.]
The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the
highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with
awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom,
or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by
consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations.

      We find a secret awe and veneration for one who moves
      about us in regular and illustrious course of virtue.
                                               --Addison.

Syn: Awe; reverence; respect. See {Reverence}.

 

 

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