Definition of devout in English:

devout

Line breaks: de¦vout
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvaʊt
 
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adjective

Derivatives

devoutly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Yet it's broadcast at midday and 6pm, well before any watershed and I've met devoutly religious people who adore it.
  • She was a lovely lady who was a devoutly religious person.
  • Looking down into that crowd he had recognised the same faces he saw on a Sunday, the congregation who prayed devoutly and sang about the love God had for his children.

devoutness

noun
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  • As one rabbi notes, once you see the sincerity and devoutness in a person, it's no longer possible to demonize and dehumanize their behaviour; you can only love and help.
  • The first part of the script - the so-called devoutness of the founders - is least relevant to the current debate over religion in government.
  • As best I can tell, the Boy Scouts are open to anyone who says they're religious, regardless of the religion, and regardless of the degree of devoutness.

Origin

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

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