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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: devot, from Latin devotus; DEVOTE

devout

adjective
     
de‧vout
1RR someone who is devout has a very strong belief in a religion:
a devout Catholic
2 formal a devout hope or wish is one that you feel very strongly:
It is my devout hope that we can work together in peace.
devoutly adverb
WORD FOCUS: god WORD FOCUS: god
places where people worship God: church (Christians)
temple
(Buddhists and Hindus)
mosque
(Muslims)
synagogue
(Jews)

treated with great respect because of being connected with God: holy, sacred

having strong beliefs in God: devout, pious

someone who does not believe in God : atheist

someone who is not sure if God exists: agnostic
god

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