Definition of reverential in English:


Line breaks: rev|er¦en|tial
Pronunciation: /rɛvəˈrɛnʃ(ə)l


Of the nature of, due to, or characterized by reverence: their names are always mentioned in reverential tones
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  • We must tread on nature softly with reverential silence.
  • Hicks offers a reverential homage to nature, while a slightly pompous drama slowly unfolds.
  • Wars grow to look the same, demonstrations are cut from a loop of video, and natural disasters have their stock shots, their reverential tone and their lexicon of clichés.



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  • The book's eye-glazing repetition (left in ‘for emphasis,’ according to the editor) suggests the manuscript, too, was treated reverentially.
  • ‘He can't see a thing, but he's probably the best drummer I've ever played with,’ says Bradshaw reverentially.
  • The Mahaboddhi Temple was originally a shrine built in the third century BC by Asoka, one of India's earliest and most reverentially remembered emperors.

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