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pious

adjective uk   /ˈpaɪ.əs/ us  

pious adjective (RELIGIOUS)

strongly believing in religion, and living in a way that shows this belief: She is a pious follower of the faith, never missing her prayers.

pious adjective (PRETENDING)

disapproving pretending to have sincere feelings: Quit the pious apologies - I know you don't really care.pious hope UK something that is unlikely to happen
piously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “pious”
in Korean 경건한, 독실한…
in Arabic تَقي…
in French pieux…
in Turkish dindar, sofu…
in Italian pio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信奉宗教的, (對宗教)虔誠的…
in Russian набожный…
in Polish pobożny…
in Spanish pío, piadoso, devoto…
in Portuguese piedoso…
in German fromm…
in Catalan devot, pietós…
in Japanese 信心深い, 敬虔な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信奉宗教的, (对宗教)虔诚的…
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