Something that is reverential has the qualities of respect and admiration. [FORMAL]

`That's the old foresters' garden,' she said in reverential tones.

Derived words:
reverentially ADV-GRADED ADV with v

He reverentially returned the novel to a glass-fronted bookcase.

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  • Reverential — Rev er*en tial, a. [Cf. F. r[ e]v[ e]renciel. See {Reverence}.] Proceeding from, or expressing, reverence; having a reverent quality; reverent; as, reverential fear or awe. A reverential esteem of things sacred. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reverenţial — reverenţiál adj. m., pl. reverenţiáli; f. sg. reverenţiálă, pl. reverenţiále Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  REVERENŢIÁL, Ă adj. (Liv.) Reverenţios. [pron. ţi al …   Dicționar Român

  • reverential — index obedient, obeisant, sequacious, solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reverential — 1550s, from L. reverentia (see REVERENCE (Cf. reverence)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Reverentially …   Etymology dictionary

  • reverential — [rev΄ə ren′shəl] adj. [ML reverentialis] showing or caused by reverence reverentially adv …   English World dictionary

  • reverential — reverend, reverent, reverential 1. In its general meaning, reverend means ‘deserving reverence’, and is most often found in clerical contexts even when it is not a formal title, whereas reverent means ‘showing reverence’ in wider contexts: • He… …   Modern English usage

  • reverential — adjective Date: circa 1555 1. expressing or having a quality of reverence < reverential awe > 2. inspiring reverence • reverentially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reverential — reverentiality /rev euh ren shee al i tee/, reverentialness, n. reverentially, adv. /rev euh ren sheuhl/, adj. of the nature of or characterized by reverence; reverent: reverential awe. [1545 55; REVERENT + IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • reverential — adj. Reverential is used with these nouns: ↑tone …   Collocations dictionary

  • reverential — rev|e|ren|tial [ˌrevəˈrenʃəl] adj formal showing a lot of respect and admiration ▪ He spoke in reverential tones. >reverentially adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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