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 Dictionary entry overview: What does piously mean? 

PIOUSLY (adverb)
  The adverb PIOUSLY has 2 senses:

1. in a pious manner
2. in a devout and pious manner

  Familiarity information: PIOUSLY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PIOUSLY (adverb)

Sense 1piously [BACK TO TOP]


In a pious manner

Context example:

this received opinion is piously affirmed


impiously (in an impious manner)

Sense 2piously [BACK TO TOP]


In a devout and pious manner


devoutly; piously

Context example:

she was devoutly Catholic


pious (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity)

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