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.
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Where was the martial brother's pious care?
Pope.
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2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
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Syn. -- Godly; devout; religious; righteous.
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