Definition of devout in English:

devout

adjective

  • 1Having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.

    ‘she was a devout Catholic’
    ‘a rabbi's devout prayers’
    • ‘By this means you can count with a minimum expenditure of attention, as a devout Catholic counts his prayers on a rosary.’
    • ‘A meal here is a devout religious observance, and also a session of psychotherapy.’
    • ‘Sometimes, though rarely, one may even find a devout religious exclamation.’
    • ‘But this is just speculation and there may be many members of the Church who live devout lives.’
    • ‘At the same time he was a believer in all sorts of myths and mysteries, and a devout worshipper of divinities both Greek and Oriental.’
    • ‘This prompted my question as to whether she was devout in her personal religion.’
    • ‘He was a devout and mystical Muslim, or Sufi, hence his religious views are particularly revealing of Islam.’
    • ‘So we have an enormous amount of evidence of widespread religious behaviour and of devout behaviour as well.’
    • ‘My Grandmother read the bible every day and was a devout believer in God.’
    • ‘The kirpan has deep religious significance to devout Sikhs and is not a weapon.’
    • ‘By what right does the developed world claim the moral high ground over poorer, but religiously devout, societies?’
    • ‘I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer.’
    • ‘Although a devout Sikh, he took part in religious acts with Muslims and Hindus as well.’
    • ‘No one struggling to live the devout life will fail to recognize that prayer.’
    • ‘For the devout Hindus who pray at tiny ponds and puddles, the Saraswati is both a real river and a deity.’
    • ‘My parents don't have much of a religious background, but my maternal grandmother is a very devout southern baptist.’
    • ‘When I was brought back to faith it was through the prayers of my devout mother.’
    • ‘Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.’
    • ‘All of which grounds him in a conventionally moral and religiously devout realm.’
    • ‘She was a single lady who was a devout Catholic and deeply religious.’
    pious, religious, devoted, dedicated, reverent, god-fearing, believing, spiritual, prayerful, holy, godly, saintly, faithful, dutiful, righteous, churchgoing, orthodox
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    1. 1.1Totally committed to a cause or belief.
      ‘the most devout environmentalist’
      • ‘Here's a sort of companion post to the previous one, in being about some of the things said and done in the name of devout belief.’
      • ‘Few espouse political ideologies of any sort, since devout beliefs can impede one's effectiveness as a peacekeeper.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French devot, from Latin devotus devoted, past participle of devovere (see devote).

Pronunciation:

devout

/dɪˈvaʊt/