What does devout mean?

Definitions for devout
dɪˈvaʊtde·vout

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devout, god-fearing(adj)

    deeply religious

    "a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken

  2. dear, devout, earnest, heartfelt(adj)

    earnest

    "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"

Wiktionary

  1. devout(Noun)

    A devotee.

  2. devout(Noun)

    A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.

  3. devout(Adjective)

    Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.

  4. devout(Adjective)

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

  5. devout(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devout(verb)

    devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious

  2. Devout(verb)

    expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture

  3. Devout(verb)

    warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare

  4. Devout(noun)

    a devotee

  5. Devout(noun)

    a devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devout

    de-vowt′, adj. given up to religious thoughts and exercises: pious: solemn: earnest.—adv. Devout′ly.—n. Devout′ness. [O. Fr. devot—L. devotus. See Devote.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of devout in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires.

  2. Thomas a Kempis:

    The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice; rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.

  3. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    To them that ask, where have you seen the gods, or how do you know for certain there are gods, that you are so devout in their worship I answer Neither have I ever seen my own soul, and yet I respect and honor it.

  4. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    There was nothing to indicate he was doing this because of Allah, or because he was going to be rewarded with 72 virgins, or because of ties to a terror group, he appeared to be a devout Muslim, on the strong side of the belief.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A black crow does not become a white dove by putting on its body the same color dress or paint; Similarly, a self-indulgent wearing any colour of devout outfit and giving a sermon in a soft, seamless and sweet accent to a large number of selfish disciples does not become a spiritual master or saint.

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