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worshipful

[wur-ship-fuh l] /ˈwɜr ʃɪp fəl/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing worship.
2.
(initial capital letter) British. a formal title of honor used in announcing or mentioning certain highly regarded or respected persons or groups (usually preceded by the).
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see worship, -ful
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  • It has no talents with the glaring exception of the ability to inspire worshipful devotion in its thralls.
  • When he allows a worshipful world access to his thoughts, everyone crowds in to hear.
  • The academic career thus inauspiciously begun was not worshipful.
  • The true gentleman is extracted from ancient and worshipful parentage.
  • And the once worshipful buzz has suddenly turned ugly.
  • The makers of this fine film haven't relied merely on archival footage and a few worshipful comments from her biographers.
British Dictionary definitions for worshipful

worshipful

/ˈwɜːʃɪpfʊl/
adjective
1.
feeling or showing reverence or adoration
2.
(often capital) (mainly Brit) a title used to address or refer to various people or bodies of distinguished rank, such as mayors and certain ancient companies of the City of London
Derived Forms
worshipfully, adverb
worshipfulness, noun
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