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English noun: devotion

1. devotion (feeling) feelings of ardent love


SamplesTheir devotion to each other was beautiful.


Synonymsdevotedness


Broader (hypernym)love

2. devotion (act) commitment to some purpose


SamplesThe devotion of his time and wealth to science.


Broader (hypernym)allegiance, commitment, dedication, loyalty


Narrower (hyponym)cultism, fetich, fetish, hobbyism, party spirit

3. devotion (act) religious zeal; the willingness to serve God


Synonymscultism, idolatry, veneration


Broader (hypernym)worship


Narrower (hyponym)anthropolatry, Bible-worship, bibliolatry, grammatolatry, gynaeolatry, gyneolatry, lordolatry, miracle-worship, place-worship, symbol-worship, symbolatry, symbololatry, thaumatolatry, topolatry, verbolatry, woman-worship, word-worship, worship of man

4. devotion (act) (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)


SamplesHe returned to his devotions.


Broader (hypernym)prayer, supplication


Narrower (hyponym)bhakti, novena, Stations, Stations of the Cross


Domain usageplural, plural form









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