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1Having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment:‘she was a devout Catholic’‘a rabbi's devout prayers’
pious, religious, devoted, dedicated, reverent, god-fearing, believing, spiritual, prayerful, holy, godly, saintly, faithful, dutiful, righteous, churchgoing, orthodoxView synonyms
- ‘My Grandmother read the bible every day and was a devout believer in God.’
- ‘He was a devout and mystical Muslim, or Sufi, hence his religious views are particularly revealing of Islam.’
- ‘This prompted my question as to whether she was devout in her personal religion.’
- ‘But this is just speculation and there may be many members of the Church who live devout lives.’
- ‘By this means you can count with a minimum expenditure of attention, as a devout Catholic counts his prayers on a rosary.’
- ‘Although a devout Sikh, he took part in religious acts with Muslims and Hindus as well.’
- ‘She was a single lady who was a devout Catholic and deeply religious.’
- ‘Sometimes, though rarely, one may even find a devout religious exclamation.’
- ‘So we have an enormous amount of evidence of widespread religious behaviour and of devout behaviour as well.’
- ‘All of which grounds him in a conventionally moral and religiously devout realm.’
- ‘My parents don't have much of a religious background, but my maternal grandmother is a very devout southern baptist.’
- ‘A meal here is a devout religious observance, and also a session of psychotherapy.’
- ‘When I was brought back to faith it was through the prayers of my devout mother.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For the devout Hindus who pray at tiny ponds and puddles, the Saraswati is both a real river and a deity.’
- ‘I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer.’
- ‘No one struggling to live the devout life will fail to recognize that prayer.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.’
- 1.1 Totally committed to a cause or belief:‘the most devout environmentalist’
dedicated, devoted, committed, loyal, faithful, staunch, genuine, firm, steadfast, resolute, unwavering, sincere, wholehearted, keen, earnest, enthusiastic, zealous, passionate, ardent, fervent, intense, vehement, active, sworn, pledgedView synonyms
- ‘Few espouse political ideologies of any sort, since devout beliefs can impede one's effectiveness as a peacekeeper.’
- ‘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.’
Middle English: from Old French devot, from Latin devotus devoted, past participle of devovere (see devote).
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