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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pious \Pi"ous\, adjective [L. pius: cf. F. pieux.]

1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly. "Pious hearts." --Milton. "Pious poetry." --Johnson.

Where was the martial brother's pious care? --Pope.

2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.

Syn: Godly; devout; religious; righteous.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pious

adjective

1: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings" [ant: {impious}]


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