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devotion (dɪˈvəʊʃən Pronunciation for devotion



  1. (often followed by to) strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty
  2. religious zeal; piety
  3. (often plural) religious observance or prayers


View thesaurus entry
= worship, reverence, spirituality, holiness, piety, sanctity, adoration, godliness, religiousness, devoutness,
= prayers, religious observance, church service, prayer meeting, matins, vespers, divine office

Translations for 'devotion'

  • British English: devotion Devotion is great love, affection, or admiration for someone. NOUNAt first she was flattered by his devotion.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: devoção
  • Chinese: 热爱热熱爱愛
  • European Spanish: dedicación
  • French: dévouement
  • German: Ergebenheit
  • Italian: devozione
  • Japanese: 献身的愛情
  • Korean: 헌신적인 애정
  • Portuguese: devoção
  • Spanish: dedicación

Example Sentences Including 'devotion'

Cheap for state-of-the-art (at the time) science fiction; and for the devotion of each film's team, priceless.
Globe and Mail (2003)
He had given her no promise to marry, no ring or disk or- firestone, or other pledge of his devotion to her.
Zindell, David The Broken God
I have never seen, I think, such unmeasurable devotion in a man towards his children.
Heller, Keith Man's Loving Family
In some ways, Buddhists are showing a form of devotion , in that we try to stay away from material possessions.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
That fact had made her feel sad that she'd never experienced such devotion from a sibling.
The couple travelled to St. Croix recently where they bought twin bracelets that signify their devotion to one another.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Throughout this time his devotion to the club never wavered.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Watching the two of them, Amy understood that Adeline would always command devotion from the men who had loved her.
Thomas, Rosie The White Dove


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