An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (religious)
a. devoto
The most devout of his followers gave most of their income to the sect.Los más devotos entre sus seguidores donaron la mayor parte de sus ingresos a la secta.
b. piadoso
The couple were both devout Muslims.Los dos miembros de la pareja eran musulmanes piadosos.
2. (fervent)
a. sincero (wish)
It was his most devout wish that the two families be reconciled.Que las dos familias se reconciliaran era su más sincero deseo.
b. ferviente (advocate)
She was a devout advocate of women's rights, who suffered for her beliefs.Era una ferviente defensora de los derechos de la mujer, que sufrió las consecuencias de sus ideas.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. devoto(a)
2. (wish)
a. sincero(a)
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devout [dɪˈvaʊt]
1 (Rel) [+Christian, Muslim, Methodist etc] devoto
they're very devout son muy devotos or piadosos; she's a devout Catholic es muy católica
2 (fervent) [+Communist] convencido; [+supporter] ferviente; [+thanks, prayer] sincero
it was his devout wish that his son should become a lawyer deseaba de todo corazón que su hijo se hiciese abogado
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