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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pious mean? 

PIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PIOUS has 2 senses:

1. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
2. devoutly religious

  Familiarity information: PIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1pious [BACK TO TOP]


Having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

Context example:

pious readings


devotional (relating to worship)

godly; reverent; worshipful (showing great reverence for god)

holier-than-thou; pharisaic; pharisaical; pietistic; pietistical; sanctimonious; self-righteous (excessively or hypocritically pious)

prayerful (disposed to pray or appearing to pray)


religious (having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity)

unworldly (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations)

sacred (concerned with religion or religious purposes)

virtuous (morally excellent)


piety; piousness (righteousness by virtue of being pious)


impious (lacking piety or reverence for a god)

Sense 2pious [BACK TO TOP]


Devoutly religious


devout; god-fearing; pious

Context example:

a god-fearing and law-abiding people


religious (having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity)

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