De*vout" (?), a. [OE. devot,
devout, F. dévot, from L. devotus
devoted, p. p. of devovere. See Devote, v.
t.] 1. Devoted to religion or to
religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given
to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
A devout man, and one that feared
God. Acts x. 2.
We must be constant and devout in the worship
of God. Rogers.
2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes
devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.
3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest;
as, devout wishes for one's welfare.
The devout, devoutly religious persons,
those who are sincerely pious.
Syn. -- Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest;
reverent; solemn; sincere.
De*vout", n. 1. A
devotee. [Obs.] Sheldon.
2. A devotional composition, or part of a
composition; devotion. [Obs.] Milton.