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Pronunciation: [ɹˌɛvəɹˈɛnʃə͡l] (IPA)

Reverential is an adjective that denotes feelings of deep respect or admiration. There are numerous other synonyms for this word that connote similar emotions such as awe-inspiring, venerative, deferential, worshipful, adulatory, and reverent. All these synonyms are based on the same idea, representing honor, respect, and admiration towards a person, place, or thing. These words convey a sense of genuineness in sentiments, lending a tone of extreme sincerity. They are often used in contexts where a person or thing is held in high esteem and respect, such as in religious rituals, cultural traditions, or admiration for people who have achieved greatness in their field.

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What are the opposite words for reverential?

Reverential is an adjective used to describe someone who highly respects or admires someone or something. The antonyms for the word "reverential" are "disrespectful," "irreverent," "impious," "sacrilegious," and "blasphemous." A person who is disrespectful shows little or no regard for authority or cultural norms. Irreverent refers to a lack of respect for something typically held in high esteem, like religion, tradition, or customs. Impious means showing a lack of respect for what is considered sacred, while sacrilegious refers to disrespectful actions or speech towards religious beliefs or practices. Blasphemous is an antonym for the word "reverential," which refers to behavior, speech, or writing that shows disrespect for God or sacred things.

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Usage examples for Reverential

A reverential sentiment, which is almost religious in character, connects itself in our minds with the very name of Murray.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
The awe and reverence that he felt while he thought in this manner made him bow his head and keep his eyes humbly downcast, as one not daring to look upward to the heavenly throne; yet, profound and sincere as was his reverential awe, he unhesitatingly translated all the sublime mystery of the skies into the simple terms that alone possess plain meaning to man's limited intelligence.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
As the imagination of Lucretius is immeasurably more poetical, so is his spirit immeasurably more reverential than that of Epicurus.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

Famous quotes with Reverential

  • A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory.
    Whittaker Chambers
  • A nation's life is about as long as its reverential memory. (p. 40)
    Whittaker Chambers
  • The French philosophy of the eighteenth century was in full strength. Those were the years in which Voltaire ruled European opinionYet no one could apparently be more unlike those who were especially named as the French philosophers of the eighteenth century. He remained reverential; he was never blasphemous, never blatant; he was careful to avoid giving needless pain or arousing fruitless discussion; and, while the tendency of his whole thinking was evidently removing him from the orthodoxy of the Church, his was a broader and deeper philosophy than that which was then dominant.
    Andrew Dickson White
  • With a care both conscious and reverential, Cynthia and I built a love which I believe inspired most who came near it. We felt it was our gift to the world.We wanted to make our union into a message of hope, and I believe we did, even though we knew that hearts opened so freely can be shattered if something should go wrong. As my heart is shattered now.
    John Perry Barlow
  • Melville, as he always does, began to reason of Providence and futurity, and of everything that lies beyond human ken, and informed me that he "pretty much made up his mind to be annihilated"; but still he does not seem to rest in that anticipation; and, I think, will never rest until he gets hold of a definite belief.He can neither believe, nor be comfortable in his unbelief; and he is too honest and courageous not to try to do one or the other. If he were a religious man, he would be one of the most truly religious and reverential; he has a very high and noble nature, and better worth immortality than most of us.
    Herman Melville

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