prayerful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prayer +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prayerful (comparative more prayerful, superlative most prayerful)

  1. That prays frequently; characterised by prayer, devout, reverent. [from 17th c.]
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 207:
      His extrovert craziness is an interesting counterpoint or safety valve to the ethos of prayerful silence and traditional solemnity which is so much part of Orthodox identity.