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English noun: devotion

1. devotion (feeling) feelings of ardent love

SamplesTheir devotion to each other was beautiful.


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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