devout

To be devout is to be deeply devoted to one's religion or to another belief, cause, or way of life. If you're reading this, you're probably a devout believer in improving your vocabulary.

Devout is often used to describe religious individuals, but this word also pop ups in the context of sports fans — a fact that may shed some light on the role of sports in today's society. However, while it's usually acceptable for a devout individual to miss work for religious holidays, devout sports fans have a tougher time convincing their boss to let them off for the big game.

Definitions of devout
  1. adjective
    deeply religious
    synonyms: god-fearing
    religious
    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
  2. adjective
    earnest
    devout wishes for their success”
    synonyms: dear, earnest, heartfelt
    sincere
    open and genuine; not deceitful
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