Definition of devotional in English:

devotional

adjective

  • Of or used in religious worship.

    ‘devotional books’
    • ‘It was meant as a kind of religious devotional image and he had planned to produce ten thousand copies.’
    • ‘Small-scale sacred song - hymns and devotional song for domestic use - also flourished.’
    • ‘Bhakti yoga cultivates a devotional relationship with God through prayers and rituals.’
    • ‘These places of worship were stuffed with devotional images, which were adorned on festival days and adored on others.’
    • ‘How the theistic moral life culminates in devotional life will be discussed in this book.’
    • ‘Anyway, after reading a section from one of Hine's books about devotional magic I decided to make a shrine for Ganesha.’
    • ‘If one wants to ignore this devotional service, there is the danger of turning to atheism.’
    • ‘In the chaos of a recent move and exciting reunions with old friends I did very little ritual or devotional work at all.’
    • ‘The material in this book constitutes the best combination of theology and devotional reading that I have come across for a long time.’
    • ‘They sing devotional songs in praise of the lord, and holy texts are chanted throughout the night.’
    • ‘This makes it excellent for those practicing bhakti or a devotional religious path.’
    • ‘In line with this belief, devotional cults sprang up in which reverence and homage were offered and intercessions sought.’
    • ‘We need to bring together the devotional and mystical and scriptural pieces.’
    • ‘Daily prayer meetings were held in the ashram with the singing of devotional songs and readings from the Gita.’
    • ‘I developed a liking for devotional songs of the Goddess from childhood.’
    • ‘Yet as an atheist and Marxist can we expect that she would understand or appreciate Hindu devotional or yogic practices?’
    • ‘I learned so much from so many people but mainly I learned from the very poor who were so deeply devotional.’
    • ‘I get up early and exercise and have devotional time-private time of reading and prayer.’
    • ‘When with devotees of other sects, they enthusiastically join in their devotional songs.’
    • ‘He also leads devotional songs and has captured the interest of the young and old alike.’
    religious, sacred, spiritual, divine, church, churchly, Ecclesiastical
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Pronunciation:

devotional

/dɪˈvəʊʃənl/