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English definition of “reverent”

reverent

adjective     /ˈrev.ər.ənt/ US  /-ɚ.ənt/
showing great respect and admiration : A reverent silence fell over the crowd . → Opposite irreverentShowing respect and admiration reverently     /-li/ adverb He laid the wreath reverently in front of the memorial .Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of reverent adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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