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DEVOUT

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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]

Meaning:

Devoutly religious

Synonyms:

devout; god-fearing; pious

Context example:

a god-fearing and law-abiding people

Similar:

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


Sense 2devout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Earnest

Synonyms:

heartfelt; devout; earnest; dear

Context examples:

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

Similar:

sincere (open and genuine; not deceitful)


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