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[dih-vout] /dɪˈvaʊt/

adjective, devouter, devoutest.
devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious:
a devout Catholic.
expressing devotion or piety:
devout prayer.
earnest or sincere; hearty:
He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.
deeply religious; reverent
sincere; earnest; heartfelt: a devout confession

early 13c., from Old French devot “pious, devoted, assiduous,” from Latin devotus “given up by vow, devoted,” past participle of devovere “dedicate by vow” (see devotion).


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