Definitions for: Devout


[adj] devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
[adj] earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"



Webster (1913) Definition: De*vout", a. [OE. devot, devout, F. d['e]vot, from L.
devotus devoted, p. p. of devovere. See Devote, v. t.]
1. Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties;
absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious;
reverent; religious.

A devout man, and one that feared God. --Acts x. 2.

We must be constant and devout in the worship of
God. --Rogers.

2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs
devout; a devout posture. --Milton.

3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout
wishes for one's welfare.

The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are
sincerely pious.

Syn: Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest;
reverent; solemn; sincere.


De*vout", n.
1. A devotee. [Obs.] --Sheldon.

2. A devotional composition, or part of a composition;
devotion. [Obs.] --Milton.

Synonyms: dear, earnest, god-fearing, heartfelt, pious, religious, sincere

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