venerational

veneration

[ven-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of venerating.
2.
the state of being venerated.
3.
the feeling of a person who venerates; a feeling of awe, respect, etc.; reverence: They were filled with veneration for their priests.
4.
an expression of this feeling: A memorial was erected in veneration of the dead of both world wars.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin venerātiōn- (stem of venerātiō), equivalent to venerāt(us) (see venerate) + -iōn- -ion

venerational, venerative, adjective
veneratively, adverb
venerativeness, noun
unvenerative, adjective


3. See respect.


3. disrespect.
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veneration (ˌvɛnəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a feeling or expression of awe or reverence
2.  the act of venerating or the state of being venerated
 
vener'ational
 
adj
 
'venerativeness
 
n

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veneration
early 15c., from M.Fr. veneration, from L. venerationem (nom. veneratio) "reverence," from venerari "to worship, revere," from venus (gen. veneris) "beauty, love, desire" (see Venus).
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