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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity;
- Example: "pious readings"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pious \Pi"ous\, a. [L. pius: cf. F. pieux.] 1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly. "Pious hearts." --Milton. "Pious poetry." --Johnson. [1913 Webster] Where was the martial brother's pious care? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds. [1913 Webster] Syn: Godly; devout; religious; righteous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pious adj 1: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings" [ant: impious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "pious": Christian, Christianlike, Christianly, God-fearing, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, adoring, affected, angelic, assured, believing, canting, certain, confident, convinced, cultish, cultist, cultistic, dedicated, devoted, devout, dogmatic, doubtless, dutiful, faithful, false, fideistic, fraudulent, godlike, godly, good, goody, goody-goody, holier-than-thou, holy, hypocritical, impressed with, insincere, mealy-mouthed, mealymouthed, moral, oily, persuaded, pharisaic, pietistic, pistic, positive, prayerful, pretended, priestly, religious, reverent, reverential, right-minded, saintly, sanctified, sanctimonious, satisfied, secure, self-righteous, seraphic, smarmy, sniveling, sold on, solemn, spiritual, sure, theistic, unctuous, under the impression, undoubtful, undoubting, venerational, venerative, virtuous, worshipful