De*vout" (?), a. [OE. devot, devout, F. d'evot, from L. devotus devoted, p. p. of devovere. See Devote, v. t.]

1.

Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.

A devout man, and one that feared God. Acts x. 2.

We must be constant and devout in the worship of God. Rogers.

2.

Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.

Milton.

3.

Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.

The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are sincerely pious.

Syn. -- Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest; reverent; solemn; sincere.

 

© Webster 1913.


De*vout", n.

1.

A devotee.

[Obs.]

Sheldon.

2.

A devotional composition, or part of a composition; devotion.

[Obs.]

Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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