Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Earnestly religious; pious; reverent.

Part of speech: adjective

Warmly devoted; heartfelt; sincere.

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Usage examples "devout":

  1. Many of the charming little bags of which mention has already been made are supposed to have been worked to hold the Prayer Book and Book of Psalms, without which no devout lady deemed herself fully equipped. - "Chats on Old Lace and Needlework", Emily Leigh Lowes.
  2. Whatever the shortcomings of the Church of England may be, she certainly trains her children into a devout observance of Sunday. - "Clover", Susan Coolidge.
  3. You must give due place to strictly spiritual reading, such as the " Holy Gospels," " The Following of Christ," " The Introduction to a Devout Life" by St. Francis of Sales, and the lives of the Saints, which are now published in every form and at every price. - "The Education of Catholic Girls", Janet Erskine Stuart.