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



BrE BrE//ˌrevəˈrenʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrevəˈrenʃl//
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showing deep respect His name was always mentioned in almost reverential tones. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from medieval Latin reverentialis, from the verb revereri from re- (expressing intensive force) + vereri ‘to fear’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reverential