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reverential

[rev-uh-ren-shuh l] /ˌrɛv əˈrɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent:
reverential awe.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; reverent + -ial
Related forms
reverentiality
[rev-uh-ren-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌrɛv əˌrɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
reverentialness, noun
reverentially, adverb
nonreverential, adjective
nonreverentially, adverb
unreverential, adjective
unreverentially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for reverentially

reverential

/ˌrɛvəˈrɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
resulting from or showing reverence a pilgrimage is a reverential act, performed by reverent people
Derived Forms
reverentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reverentially

reverential

adj.

1550s, from Latin reverentia (see reverence) + -al (1). Related: Reverentially.

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