What is the meaning of reverence?


  • A feeling of profound respect for someone or something.
    • usage: "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"
  • A reverent mental attitude.
  • An act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy. )


  • Regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of.
    • usage: "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
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