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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Devoted to a religion or to the fulfillment of religious obligations.
  • adjective Characterized by religious devotion or piety.
  • adjective Fervently believing in or advocating an ideology or position:
  • adjective Fervent or earnest.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Yielding a solemn and reverential devotion to God in religious exercises, particularly in prayer; devoted to the worship and service of God; pious; religious; consecrated in spirit.
  • Expressing devotion or piety.
  • Sincere; solemn; earnest: as, you have my devout wishes for your safety.
  • noun A devotee.
  • noun A devotional composition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A devotee.
  • noun obsolete A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.
  • adjective Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
  • adjective Expressing devotion or piety
  • adjective Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest.
  • adjective devoutly religious persons, those who are sincerely pious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
  • adjective archaic Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.
  • adjective Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.
  • noun obsolete A devotee.
  • noun obsolete A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective deeply religious
  • adjective earnest

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēvōtus, past participle of dēvovēre, to vow; see devote.]

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