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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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Word Origin and History for un prayerful

prayerful

adj.

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

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