Definition of reverent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrevərənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevərənt//
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showing deep respect synonym respectful His voice was hushed, almost reverent. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin reverent- ‘revering’, from the verb revereri from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri ‘to fear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reverent