Pronunciation: (di-vout'), [key]
—adj., -er, -est.
1. devoted to divine worship or service; pious; religious: a devout Catholic.
2. expressing devotion or piety: devout prayer.
3. earnest or sincere; hearty: He had a devout allegiance to the political regime.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.