From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
Note: This word is commonly given as a title of respect to ecclesiastics. A clergyman is styled the reverend; a dean, the very reverend; a bishop, the right reverend; an archbishop, the most reverend.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "reverend": august, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, churchman, cleric, clerk, creditable, divine, dreadful, ecclesiastic, esteemed, estimable, held in esteem, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor, in high favor, meritorious, minister, noble, patriarchal, preacher, prestigious, reputable, respectable, respected, revered, reverential, time-honored, venerable, venerated, well-thought-of, worshipful, worthy
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