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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dev-uh-tee, -tey]
    • /ˌdɛv əˈti, -ˈteɪ/
    • /ˌdev.əˈtiː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dev-uh-tee, -tey]
    • /ˌdɛv əˈti, -ˈteɪ/

Definitions of devotee word

  • countable noun devotee Someone who is a devotee of a subject or activity is very enthusiastic about it. 3
  • countable noun devotee A devotee is a member of a religious group. 3
  • noun devotee a person ardently enthusiastic about or devoted to something, such as a sport or pastime 3
  • noun devotee a zealous follower of a religion 3
  • noun devotee a person strongly devoted to something or someone 3
  • noun devotee a person extremely devoted to religion; zealot 3

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Origin of devotee

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; devote + -ee

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Parts of speech for Devotee


devotee popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

devotee usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for devotee

noun devotee

  • adherent — An adherent is someone who holds a particular belief or supports a particular person or group.
  • aficionado — If someone is an aficionado of something, they like it and know a lot about it.
  • loverSamuel, 1797–1868, Irish novelist, painter, and songwriter.
  • junkie — a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin.
  • fanatic — a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.

Antonyms for devotee

noun devotee

  • detractor — The detractors of a person or thing are people who criticize that person or thing.
  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
  • adversary — Your adversary is someone you are competing with, or arguing or fighting against.
  • antagonist — Your antagonist is your opponent or enemy.
  • critic — A critic is a person who writes about and expresses opinions about things such as books, films, music, or art.

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