reverent

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See also: révèrent and rêvèrent

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From Middle French révérent, from Old French [Term?], from Latin reverens.

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reverent (comparative more reverent, superlative most reverent)

  1. Showing or characterized by great respect or reverence; respectful.
    • 1903, Mark Twain, A New Crime, Library of Alexandria (→ISBN)
      Hackett was a vain, wealthy, violent gentleman, who held his blood and family in high esteem, and believed that a reverent respect was due to his great riches.
    Synonym: reverential
    Antonyms: irreverent, unreverent

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From Latin reverens.

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reverent (masculine and feminine plural reverents)

  1. reverent
    Synonym: reverencial
    Antonym: irreverent

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