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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Devout \De*vout"\, a. [OE. devot, devout, F. d['e]vot, 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. [1913 Webster] A devout man, and one that feared God. --Acts x. 2. [1913 Webster] We must be constant and devout in the worship of God. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare. [1913 Webster] The devout, devoutly religious persons, those who are sincerely pious. Syn: Holy; pure; religious; prayerful; pious; earnest; reverent; solemn; sincere. [1913 Webster]