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pious
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
pious /'paiəs/
  • tính từ
    • ngoan đạo
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) hiếu thảo, lễ độ
    • a pious fraud
      • một sự lừa dối có thiện ý
Concise Dictionary
'paɪəs
adj.
+having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
+devoutly religious

Thesaurus Dictionary
adj.
1 devout, religious, reverent, reverential, worshipful, dutiful, God-fearing, godly, faithful, holy, dedicated, devoted, spiritual, moral, good, virtuous, right-minded, saintly, holy, angelic, seraphic, Christ-like, godlike:
Francis is a pious boy who attends church regularly.
2 hypocritical, sanctimonious, pietistic, self-righteous, Pharisaic, mealy-mouthed, pretended, fraudulent, goody-goody, unctuous, oily, Colloq Brit smarmy:
You are rationalizing your bad behaviour with a lot of pious cant.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 having or showing a deep respect for God and religion: pious acts
Antonym: IMPIOUS
See also - PIETY
2 (disapproving) pretending to be religious, moral or good in order to impress other people: pious sentiments + He dismissed his critics as pious do-gooders.
3 ~ hope something that you want to happen but is unlikely to be achieved: Such reforms seem likely to remain little more than pious hopes.
piously adverb: 'There's no need for bad language,' said Edward piously.


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