Definitions

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

  • adjective Marked by, feeling, or expressing reverence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Feeling or displaying reverence; impressed with veneration or deep respect; standing in awe with admiration, as before superior age, worth, capacity, power, or achievement.
  • Proceeding from or characteristic of reverence; expressive of veneration or profound respect and awe: as, reverent conduct; a reverent attitude toward religious questions.
  • Reverend.
  • Strong; undiluted: noting liquors.

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

  • adjective Disposed to revere; impressed with reverence; submissive; humble; respectful.
  • adjective Expressing reverence, veneration, devotion, or submission.

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

  • adjective showing respect or reverence; respectful

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

  • adjective feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
  • adjective showing great reverence for god

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin reverēns, reverent-, present participle of reverērī, to revere; see revere.]

Examples

  • Tadhg extended his thick, rough hands in front of him, his expression reverent.

    My Devilish Scotsman

  • Boyd gazed at the material a moment, his expression reverent.

    The Will

  • Boyd gazed at the material a moment, his expression reverent.

    The Will

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    History

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    Film

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    "'The 13th Day' is the best film ever made about Fatima..."

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    Mary, Mother of God

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    Art and Literature

  • A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing.

    Saints

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  • 'Ehrfürchtig'

    S: Reverential, Respectful, Feeling, Gracious, Solemn

    A: Rude, Impolite

    October 25, 2013