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Definition of "devotion" []

  • Ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle. See Synonyms at love. (noun)
  • Religious ardor or zeal; piety. (noun)
  • An act of religious observance or prayer, especially when private. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • Prayers or religious texts: a book of devotions. (noun)
  • The act of devoting or the state of being devoted. (noun)
  • Strong attachment (to) or affection (for a cause, person, etc) marked by dedicated loyalty (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Religious zeal; piety (noun)
  • Religious observance or prayers (noun)

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Use "devotion" in a sentence
  • "[Page 27] hair which trails on the floor as she kneels, her wan, brown, pathetic face raised suppliantly in devotion, is one of the prettiest, though most common, sights in Mexico on Sunday morning."
  • "Very little of what we call devotion seasons them."
  • "I use the word devotion specifically as it indicates love: these artists loved their patrons, they didn’t just serve them."