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pious

adjective uk   us   /ˈpaɪ.əs/

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   us   /-li/
Translations of “pious”
in Arabic تَقي…
in Korean 경건한, 독실한…
in Malaysian warak…
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 Vietnamese sùng đạo…
in Spanish pío, piadoso, devoto…
in Portuguese piedoso…
in Thai เคร่งครัดในทางศาสนา…
in German fromm…
in Catalan devot, pietós…
in Japanese 信心深い, 敬虔な…
in Indonesian saleh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信奉宗教的, (对宗教)虔诚的…
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