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English adjective: reverend

1. reverend worthy of adoration or reverence


Synonymssublime


Similarsacred


Antonymsprofane, secular


English noun: reverend

1. reverend (person) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church


Synonymsclergyman, man of the cloth


Broader (hypernym)spiritual leader


Narrower (hyponym)acolyte, anagnost, archdeacon, chaplain, churchman, cleric, curate, deacon, divine, domine, dominee, dominie, dominus, doorkeeper, ecclesiastic, lector, minister, minister of religion, officiant, ordinand, ordinary, ostiarius, ostiary, parson, pastor, postulator, preacher, preacher man, priest, reader, rector, sermoniser, sermonizer, shepherd, subdeacon, vicar, vicar


Instance hyponymBeecher, Charles Wesley, Donne, Henry Ward Beecher, John Donne, John Keble, John Wesley, Keble, King, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther King Jr., Roger Williams, Wesley, Wesley, Williams


Member meronymclergy


Antonymslayman, layperson, secular

2. Reverend (communication) a title of respect for a clergyman


Broader (hypernym)form of address, title, title of respect









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