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pious

pi·ous

pious

 
 
pronunciation:
paI s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: devoted to and dutiful toward a god or gods; religious.
She was a pious woman whose faith was unshakable.
synonyms:
devout, God-fearing, godly, holy, religious, spiritual, worshipful
antonyms:
godless, impious, irreligious, ungodly
similar words:
reverent, righteous
definition 2: done in the name of or for the sake of religion, morality, or good.
antonyms:
ungodly
similar words:
good, right-minded, righteous, self-righteous, virtuous
definition 3: affecting religous devoutness.
synonyms:
holier-than-thou, pharisaic, sanctimonious
similar words:
goody-goody, self-righteous
definition 4: having a religious content.
pious writings
synonyms:
holy, spiritual
antonyms:
nonreligious
similar words:
ecclesiastical
derivations: piously (adv.), piousness (n.)
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