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Definition of Devout


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

Devout Quotations

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
Sri Aurobindo

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.
Joseph Addison

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Abraham Lincoln

A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
Thomas Carlyle

Our esteem for facts has not neutralized in us all religiousness. It is itself almost religious. Our scientific temper is devout.
William James
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Devout Translations

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devout in Spanish is devoto
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