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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pi·ous /ˈpaɪəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·ous a.
 1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly. Pious hearts.” --Milton. Pious poetry.” --Johnson.
    Where was the martial brother's pious care?   --Pope.
 2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
 Syn: -- Godly; devout; religious; righteous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity;
             "pious readings" [ant: impious]
      2: devoutly religious; "a god-fearing and law-abiding people"
         H.L.Mencken [syn: devout, god-fearing]