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 Dictionary entry overview: What does devout mean? 

DEVOUT (adjective)
  The adjective DEVOUT has 2 senses:

1. devoutly religious
2. earnest

  Familiarity information: DEVOUT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DEVOUT (adjective)

Sense 1devout [BACK TO TOP]


Devoutly religious


devout; god-fearing; pious

Context example:

a god-fearing and law-abiding people


religious (having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity)

Sense 2devout [BACK TO TOP]




heartfelt; devout; earnest; dear

Context examples:

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


sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)

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