reverence


reverence
reverencer, n.
/rev"euhr euhns, rev"reuhns/, n., v., reverenced, reverencing.
n.
1. a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
2. the outward manifestation of this feeling: to pay reverence.
3. a gesture indicative of deep respect; an obeisance, bow, or curtsy.
4. the state of being revered.
5. (cap.) a title used in addressing or mentioning a member of the clergy (usually prec. by your or his).
v.t.
6. to regard or treat with reverence; venerate: One should reverence God and His laws.
[1250-1300; ME < L reverentia respect, fear, awe. See REVERE1, -ENCE]
Syn. 1. honor, esteem. 6. revere, honor, adore.
Ant. 1. contempt.

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