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4 definitions found
 for devout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Devout \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.
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              A devout man, and one that feared God. --Acts x. 2.
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              We must be constant and devout in the worship of
              God.                                  --Rogers.
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     2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs
        devout; a devout posture. --Milton.
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     3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout
        wishes for one's welfare.
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     The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are
        sincerely pious.
  
     Syn: Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest;
          reverent; solemn; sincere.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Devout \De*vout"\, n.
     1. A devotee. [Obs.] --Sheldon.
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     2. A devotional composition, or part of a composition;
        devotion. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  devout
      adj 1: deeply religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people"
             H.L.Mencken [syn: devout, god-fearing]
      2: earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their
         success"; "heartfelt condolences" [syn: dear, devout,
         earnest, heartfelt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "devout":
     Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, abandoned, active, adorant,
     adoring, afire, ardent, assured, believing, burning, certain,
     churchgoing, committed, compliant, confident, conforming,
     conscientious, constant, convinced, cultish, cultist, cultistic,
     dedicated, devoted, devotional, dogmatic, doubtless, duteous,
     dutiful, earnest, faithful, fervent, fervid, fideistic, fiery,
     flaming, genuine, godly, heartfelt, hearty, heated, holy, hot,
     hot-blooded, impassioned, imploring, impressed with, in earnest,
     in the dust, intense, intent, intent on, loyal, meticulous,
     mindful, observant, on bended knee, on fire, passionate, perfervid,
     persuaded, pietistic, pious, pistic, positive, practicing,
     prayerful, precative, precatory, prostrate before, punctilious,
     punctual, pure, red-hot, regardful, religious, resolute, reverent,
     reverential, saintly, satisfied, scrupulous, secure, serious,
     sincere, sold on, solemn, spirited, staunch, suppliant, supplicant,
     supplicatory, sure, theistic, true, under the impression,
     undoubtful, undoubting, vehement, venerational, venerative, warm,
     white-hot, worshipful, worshiping, zealous
  
  

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