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prayerful

[prair-fuh l] /ˈprɛər fəl/
adjective
1.
given to, characterized by, or expressive of prayer; devout.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; prayer + -ful
Related forms
prayerfully, adverb
prayerfulness, noun
unprayerful, adjective
unprayerfully, adverb
unprayerfulness, noun
Synonyms
pious, godly, reverent.
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Examples from the web for prayerful
  • Yet these prayerful cartoons didn't cue actual words.
  • There is something prayerful about these small but rich gifts.
  • Once you stood watch in lands far away, while families back home knelt in prayerful vigil.
  • Take time for spiritual practice, prayerful reflection, meditation or serene solitude.
  • They appreciate your prayerful support as they protect our liberty.
  • My prayer would be greatly aided if we'd be in a prayerful state.
British Dictionary definitions for prayerful

prayerful

/ˈprɛəfʊl/
adjective
1.
inclined to or characterized by prayer
Derived Forms
prayerfully, adverb
prayerfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for prayerful
adj.

1620s, from prayer + -ful. Related: Prayerfully; prayerfulness.

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