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English definition of “reverent”

reverent

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