Definition of 'devout'
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Some hold devout religious beliefs against transplants from the dead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My mother was devout and so is my wife. The Sun (2016)And a devout family man who drove his wife near to suicide with his affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's not surprising that his devout parents were worried about him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of the presidents we looked at had come from devout families, often extremely devout mothers. Christianity Today (2000)It may seem strange but my parents were deferential people and my mother was a devout Catholic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His family had been devout Hindus, keenly persuaded of the importance of group loyalties. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)In politics he has veered from left to right and is known to be a devout conservative Roman Catholic. Times, Sunday Times (2007)First of all, as the next table shows, women are clearly much more likely than men to be devout and religious. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)
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Translations for 'devout'
British English: devout ADJECTIVE
A devout person has deep religious beliefs.
She was a devout Christian.
British English: devout NOUN
The devout are people who are devout.
...priests instructing the devout.
Definition of devout from the Collins English Dictionary
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