HyperDic: reverence

English > 4 senses of the word reverence:
NOUNfeelingreverence, fear, awe, venerationa feeling of profound respect for someone or something
cognitionreverencea reverent mental attitude
actreverencean act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
VERBemotionreverence, fear, revere, venerateregard with feelings of respect and reverence
reverence > pronunciation
Soundsreh'verahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > reverence: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA feeling of profound respect for someone or something.
Examples
  • "the Chinese reverence for the dead"
  • "the French treat food with gentle reverence"
Synonymsfear, awe, veneration
BroaderemotionAny strong feeling
Spanishmiedo, reverencia, sobrecogimiento, temor, terror, veneración
Catalanveneració
Adjectivesreverentshowing great reverence for god
reverentialfeeling or manifesting veneration
Verbsreverence, revereregard with feelings of respect and reverence
English > reverence: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA reverent mental attitude.
Broaderattitude, mental attitudeA complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways / ways
OppositeirreverenceAn irreverent mental attitude
Spanishreverencia
Catalanreverència
Adjectivesreverentfeeling or showing profound respect or veneration
reverentialfeeling or manifesting veneration
Verbsreverelove unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess
reverenceregard with feelings of respect and reverence
English > reverence: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy).
Narrowerbow, bowing, obeisancebending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
curtsy, curtseybending the knees
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
English > reverence: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningRegard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsfear, revere, venerate
Narrowerenshrine, sainthold sacred
worshipshow devotion to (a deity)
Broaderrespect, esteem, value, prize, priseRegard highly
Spanishreverenciar, venerar
Catalanreverenciar, reverir, venerar
Nounsreverencea reverent mental attitude
reverencea feeling of profound respect for someone or something

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