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Piously

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Adverb

1. devoutly, piously

in a devout and pious manner

Example Sentences:
'she was devoutly Catholic'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Piously

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adjective
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

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Piously

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adjective
1. 
having or showing religious devotion; zealous in the performance of religious obligations
2. 
springing from actual or pretended religious devotion or moral motives
3. 
seemingly virtuous; affecting virtue hypocritically
4. 
sacred, as distinguished from secular or profane
5.  Archaic
having or showing a sense of duty and loyalty to family, friends, etc.

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Piously

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adj.
1.
a. Earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; reverent or devout: a pious nun.
b. Showing or characterized by religious devotion: pious observance.
c. Expressive of or used in religious devotion; devotional: pious readings.
2.
a. Done for the benefit of others or with the intention of encouraging good: practicers of the noble lie and the pious fraud.
b. Sincere but wishful or far-fetched: a pious hope that the new method will work.
3. Self-righteous or sanctimonious: pious denunciations of sexual harassment.
4. Archaic Professing or exhibiting traditional morality; dutiful.

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