Translation of "pious" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈpaɪ.əs/ 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. 她是个虔诚的信徒,从来不误祷告。

pious adjective (PRETENDING)

disapproving pretending to have sincere feelings

Quit the pious apologies - I know you don't really care. 别假惺惺地道歉了——我知道你并不是真的在乎。
pious hope UK

something that is unlikely to happen


(Translation of “pious” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)