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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Reverend \Rev"er*end\, a. [F. r['e]v['e]rend, L. reverendus, fr.
revereri. See Revere.]
Worthy of reverence; entitled to respect mingled with fear
and affection; venerable.
A reverend sire among them came. --Milton.
They must give good example and reverend deportment in
the face of their children. --Jer. Taylor.
Note: This word is commonly given as a title of respect to
ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a
dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend;
an archbishop, the most reverend.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: reverend,
n 1: a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the
Christian Church [syn: clergyman, reverend, man of the
cloth] [ant: layman, layperson, secular]
2: a title of respect for a clergyman
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverend":
august, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, churchman, cleric, clerk,
creditable, divine, dreadful, ecclesiastic, esteemed, estimable,
held in esteem, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed,
highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor,
in high favor, meritorious, minister, noble, patriarchal, preacher,
prestigious, reputable, respectable, respected, revered,
reverential, time-honored, venerable, venerated, well-thought-of,
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