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Mary, as a devout Catholic queen, maintained close control over a country in the throes of burgeoning Protestant fervor.

From Ozy

He was found to be in violation of his parole for performing spoken word at a restaurant where alcohol was served, even though he was a devout Muslim and did not drink.

If neither of these names are familiar to you, know that they are celebrities to tens of millions of devout gamer fans.

From Digiday

Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises were known for their devout advocacy of maximally free markets and minimal government assistance.

From Quartz

Instead, as with Brennan and Kennedy, devout faith can lead public officials in a very different direction.

It was a mystery to devout Christians in the early Church, too.

The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.

Alicia is a devout atheist, if devout can be used to describe someone who does not believe in a God.

But the other couples are mainly devout Catholics who toe the party line when it comes to birth control and divorce.

“Remain devout, patient and persistent in upholding high moral values,” bin Laden counseled.

I was thinking of any thing but the Virgin, or the window, or the light; I was thinking of my companion—so fair, and so devout.

She dressed always in black, was very devout and rich and narrow and iron-willed.

All things that could give solemnity to an observance unite to invest this with a devout character.

Strictly reared by a mother gentle and devout, and by a father hard and avaricious.

The innocent may be innocent, nay, the pious may feel devout, even in a ball room.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devout, such as: adoring, ardent, faithful, fervent, passionate, and pious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.