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reverent

[rev-er-uh nt, rev-ruh nt] /ˈrɛv ər ənt, ˈrɛv rənt/
adjective
1.
feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful:
a reverent greeting.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin reverent- (stem of reverēns), present participle of reverērī to revere1; see -ent
Related forms
reverently, adverb
reverentness, noun
nonreverent, adjective
nonreverently, adverb
self-reverent, adjective
unreverent, adjective
unreverently, adverb
Can be confused
reverend, reverent.
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British Dictionary definitions for reverentness

reverent

/ˈrɛvərənt; ˈrɛvrənt/
adjective
1.
feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence
Derived Forms
reverently, adverb
reverentness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin reverēns respectful
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Word Origin and History for reverentness

reverent

adj.

late 14c., "reverend;" late 15c., "characterized by reverence, deeply respectful," from Old French reverent and directly from Latin reverentem (nominative reverens), present participle of revereri (see reverence). The sense of "reverend" was common 14c. through 17c. Related: Reverently.

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