pious adj

L. pi-us, dutiful, pious + L. -ōs-us, abounding in, full of, characterized by, of the nature of.

  1. Righteous; dutiful; obedient; faithful; devoted; respectful; reverent; religious; [fig.] prayerful; worshipful; kneeling in prayer.
  2. Meek; humble; submissive; abject; pitiful; pathetic.

pious adv

see pious, adj.

  1. Religiously; devotedly; faithfully; loyally; in a dedicated manner.