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.
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]