Definition of reverent in English:

reverent

Line breaks: rev|er¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛv(ə)r(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Feeling or showing deep and solemn respect: a reverent silence
More example sentences
  • Everyone was treated by Sr. Monica as another Christ and dealt with in a reverent, respectful way.
  • In his past work, David Lynch has often presented seniors as if they were circus freaks, but here his approach is reverent and respectful.
  • I was not very reverent or respecting of myself in the early days.
Synonyms
respectful, reverential, worshipping, worshipful, adoring, loving, admiring, devoted, devout, dutiful, awed; deferential, submissive, humble, meek

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin reverent- 'revering', from the verb revereri (see revere).

Derivatives

reverently

adverb
More example sentences
  • In awe, the South Korean soccer fans visiting this sleepy Dutch hamlet take off their shoes before stepping reverently upon the grass.
  • Though there's no cricket on today, there's a strip in the centre of the ground that's reverently enclosed in blue plastic mesh strung up on poles.
  • Here the actors spoke slowly, reverently, and monotonously, with pauses long enough for the audience to go out for a smoke.

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