Piously \Pi"ous*ly\, adv. In a pious manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • piously — pious ► ADJECTIVE 1) devoutly religious. 2) making a hypocritical display of virtue. 3) (of a hope) sincere but unlikely to be fulfilled. DERIVATIVES piously adverb piousness noun. ORIGIN Latin pius dutiful …   English terms dictionary

  • piously adv — 3.142 Tom enumerated piously …   English expressions

  • piously — adverb see pious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • piously — See pious. * * * …   Universalium

  • piously — adverb In a pious manner …   Wiktionary

  • piously — paɪəslɪ adv. self righteously, hypocritically, sanctimoniously; in an orthodox manner, traditionally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piously — pi·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • piously — See: pious …   English dictionary

  • piously — adverb in a devout and pious manner she was devoutly Catholic • Syn: ↑devoutly • Derived from adjective: ↑pious, ↑devout (for: ↑devoutly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pious — piously, adv. piousness, n. /puy euhs/, adj. 1. having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations. 2. characterized by a hypocritical concern with virtue or religious devotion;… …   Universalium

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