AskDefine | Define devotion

Dictionary Definition

devotion

Noun

1 feelings of ardent love; "their devotion to each other was beautiful" [syn: devotedness]
2 commitment to some purpose; "the devotion of his time and wealth to science"
3 religious zeal; willingness to serve God [syn: idolatry, veneration, cultism]
4 (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently); "he returned to his devotions"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /dəˈvəʊʃən/ (UK) or (US)
  • /d@"v@US@n/ (UK) or (US)

Noun

devotion (countable and uncountable, plural devotions)
  1. The act or state of devoting or being devoted
  2. Feelings of strong or fervent affection; dedication
  3. Religious veneration, zeal, or piety
  4. A prayer (often found in the plural)

Extensive Definition

Devotion, devotional, or devotee may refer to:
Religion:
Music:
Other:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, abandon, adherence, adhesion, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, allegiance, altruism, ardency, ardor, assigned task, attachment, beatification, beatitude, blessedness, blessing, bodily love, bona fides, bond, bonne foi, bounden duty, brotherly love, burden, business, call of duty, canonization, caritas, charge, charity, churchgoing, co-worship, commitment, committedness, conformity, conjugal love, consecration, constancy, cult, cultism, cultus, decidedness, decision, decisiveness, dedication, deference, definiteness, desire, determinateness, determination, determinedness, devoir, devotedness, devoutness, disinterest, disinterestedness, dulia, duties and responsibilities, dutifulness, duty, eagerness, earnestness, enshrinement, enthusiasm, ethics, exaltation, faith, faithful love, faithfulness, fanaticism, fancy, fastness, fealty, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fidelity, fire, firmness, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, glorification, godliness, good faith, grace, hallowing, heart, heartiness, heat, heatedness, hero worship, holiness, homage, humility, hyperdulia, idolatry, idolism, idolization, impassionedness, imperative, infatuation, intensity, intentness, justification, justification by works, lasciviousness, latria, libido, like, liking, line of duty, love, love of God, lovemaking, loyalty, married love, mission, modesty, must, obligation, observance, obstinacy, onus, ordainment, ordination, ought, passion, passionateness, perseverance, persistence, physical love, pietism, piety, piousness, place, popular regard, popularity, prayer, prostration, purification, purpose, purposefulness, readiness, regard, relentlessness, religion, religionism, religiosity, religiousness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, resolvedness, respect, reverence, ritual, sacrifice, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, sanctity, self-abasement, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-devotion, self-effacement, self-forgetfulness, self-immolation, self-imposed duty, self-neglect, self-neglectfulness, self-renouncement, self-sacrifice, self-subjection, self-will, selflessness, sentiment, seriousness, setting apart, sex, sexual love, shine, sincerity, single-mindedness, spirit, spiritual love, spirituality, state of grace, staunchness, steadfastness, tenacity, tender feeling, tender passion, theism, tie, total commitment, transcendent wonder, tried-and-trueness, triedness, troth, true blue, truelove, trueness, unacquisitiveness, unpossessiveness, unselfishness, uxoriousness, vehemence, veneration, warmth, weakness, will, willingness, worship, worshipfulness, worshiping, yearning, zeal
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