Definition of devoutly in English:

devoutly

adverb

  • 1In a manner that shows deep religious feeling or commitment.

    ‘they passed a man praying devoutly beside a roadside shrine’
    • ‘I live in the secular, democratic United States, where many religions are practiced, and I also devoutly follow Islam.’
    • ‘For Gandhians, this is a spot of pilgrimage and they bow devoutly before the tree.’
    • ‘When I was younger, despite I lacked all the ritualistic, religious stuff, I had still devoutly loved God.’
    • ‘But also most importantly she was struck by how he had embraced devoutly the Islamic faith.’
    • ‘Despite becoming devoutly religious, he was arrested for shoplifting during 2004.’
    • ‘At the hour of death the Holy Masses you have heard devoutly will be your greatest consolation.’
    • ‘Lord Venkateshwara, Shiva and Parvati and Nandi are worshipped devoutly by the south Indian devotees.’
    • ‘She spoke Yiddish, made blintzes from scratch, and devoutly attended Friday night services every Shabbat.’
    • ‘Throughout his life he held devoutly to the Presbyterianism in which he was raised.’
    • ‘My sister has become devoutly Orthodox Jewish.’
    1. 1.1usually as submodifier In a totally committed and sincere way; earnestly.
      ‘let us devoutly hope that Morris is correct’
      ‘he devoutly believes that he is rescuing these children’
      • ‘They don't yearn for the radical transformation of bourgeois aspirations devoutly wished by stalwarts.’
      • ‘They might be devoutly nationalistic but also ideologically monarchist.’
      • ‘Liberal Democrats believe devoutly in a pan-European state, which would ride roughshod over local culture and custom.’
      • ‘During the actual reconstruction, architect John Greenfield and master carpenter Peter McCurdy followed this resolution devoutly.’
      • ‘Living and working in Paris, the singer looks as though she devoutly avoids all forms of bad cholesterol.’
      • ‘People living in political crisis zones manage to remain devoutly apolitical.’
      • ‘The production of Canadian plays in London's West End and in other countries is not necessarily a consummation devoutly to be wished.’
      • ‘He was devoutly committed to principles of secularism, pluralism, liberty and republicanism (the governmental structure, not the party).’
      • ‘It was the sixties and you devoutly listened to the music.’
      • ‘She had been devoutly loyal to her husband and had cared for her children greatly.’

Pronunciation

devoutly

/dɪˈvaʊtli/