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Definition of "worshipful" []

  • Given to or expressive of worship; reverent or adoring. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British Used as a respectful form of address. (adjective)

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.

Use "worshipful" in a sentence
  • "The Republicans say they are the "party of Lincoln" (although they probably drive Bimmers), or they invoke Ronald Reagan in worshipful tones, as if just saying the name will somehow cast a spell of happy faces, white bread and "Leave It to Beaver" marathons."
  • "I have with me, as one of the things not to be forgotten, the memory of a cheap foreign hotel where, two or three years back, a little Cockney clerk was making holiday in worshipful attendance on the girl he was engaged to."
  • "They have seen, rather, the person-hood of their own parents wilt in the serfdom of materialism: for what else can we call the worshipful obedience to the commands of the advertisement?"