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pious (adj) showing deep respect for God or religion.

If you are pious you show deep respect for God and follow all religious practices. You are very religious if you are pious. You are devout. You have deep faith in God and godly things. Pretending to have deep religious feelings also is to be pious. Pious talk is talking as though you have great respect for religious feelings and practices, just in order to impress others.

  • She is a pious old lady, and never fails to attend church or say her prayers regularly. She is charitable too.
  • He often tries to impress others by his pious statements. But few know that these religious utterances of his just mean nothing and they are meant only to cover his evil designs.
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