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pious

  

      adj  
1    having or expressing reverence for a god or gods; religious; devout  
2    marked by reverence  
3    marked by false reverence; sanctimonious  
4    sacred; not secular  
5    Archaic   having or expressing devotion for one's parents or others  
     (C17: from Latin pius, related to piare to expiate)  
  piously      adv  
  piousness      n  
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pious

  
1    dedicated, devoted, devout, God-fearing, godly, holy, religious, reverent, righteous, saintly, spiritual  
2    goody-goody, holier-than-thou, hypocritical, pietistic, religiose, sanctimonious, self-righteous, unctuous  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    impious, irreligious, irreverent, ungodly, unholy  
2    humble, meek, sincere  

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pilous, piously, piceous, pileous

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