- feeling, exhibiting, or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful: a reverent greeting.
- feeling, expressing, or characterized by reverence
late 14c., “reverend;” late 15c., “characterized by reverence, deeply respectful,” from Old French reverent and directly from Latin reverentem (nominative reverens), present participle of revereri (see reverence). The sense of “reverend” was common 14c. through 17c. Related: Reverently.