veneration

Veneration is similar to worship or respect: we feel veneration for things and people we adore and are devoted to completely.

This is a strong word. The main meaning is for a type of religious zeal: if you unquestionably believe in your religion, then you feel and show veneration for your god and beliefs. Also, veneration can apply outside religion when you have enormous respect for something or someone. Great people like Martin Luther King or Mother Theresa inspire veneration. If you feel a combination of awe and love for someone, you are full of veneration.

Definitions of veneration
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n a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

“his respect for the law bordered on veneration
Synonyms:
awe, fear, reverence
Type of:
emotion
any strong feeling

n religious zeal; the willingness to serve God

Synonyms:
cultism, devotion, idolatry
Types:
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Bible-worship, bibliolatry
the worship of the Bible
grammatolatry, verbolatry, word-worship
the worship of words
symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry
the worship of symbols
anthropolatry, worship of man
the worship of human beings
gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, woman-worship
the worship of women
lordolatry
the worship of a lord because of his rank or title
miracle-worship, thaumatolatry
the worship of miracles
place-worship, topolatry
the worship of places
Type of:
worship
the activity of worshipping

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