What is another word for pious?

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[ pˈa͡ɪ͡əs], [ pˈa‍ɪ‍əs], [ p_ˈaɪə_s]

Pious means having or showing deep religious devotion and reverence. Other synonyms that can be used to describe someone who is pious are devout, godly, spiritual, religious, faithful, reverent, devoted, holy, righteous, and saintly. However, the word pious has a somewhat negative connotation of someone trying to show off their piety, so other synonyms that can be used to describe religious devotion without the negative connotation include sincere, earnest, solemn, heartfelt, and genuine. All of these words describe someone who is deeply committed to their faith and shows it through their actions and behavior towards others.

Related words: religious piety, religious leader, spiritual leader, pious people, devoutness, devout people

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    Usage examples for Pious

    What, then, might a pious and well-instructed Israelite discern beneath the surface of this institution?
    "The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
    G. A. Chadwick
    Walter Wilton that he was pious, the subject was exhausted; there was nothing more to say, unless you chose to elaborate on piety in general.
    "The Mystery of the Locks"
    Edgar Watson Howe
    Could Thompson Benton have known of the pious conclusions to which they came concerning his child, and which she no more deserved than hundreds of other worthy women deserve the gossip to which they are always subjected, he would have walked in upon them, and given the two men broken heads, and the woman the real facts in her case which he had been promising; but there is a destiny which protects us from an evil which is as common as sunshine, and Thompson Benton was not an exception to the rule.
    "The Mystery of the Locks"
    Edgar Watson Howe

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