1 having or showing a deep devotion to religion （对宗教）虔诚的.
2 (derog 贬) hypocritically virtuous 假虔诚的; 虚伪的
*He dismissed his critics as pious do-gooders who were afraid to face the facts. 他把批评他的人斥之为不敢面对事实的假善人.
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
having strong religious beliefs, and showing this in the way you behave
→piety He was a quiet, pious man.
if you describe what someone says as pious talk, words etc, you mean that they are trying to sound good or moral but you do not believe that they are sincere or will really do what they say pious speeches by politicians about 'family values'pious hope/wish
something that you want to be true or to happen, but that is very unlikely All these agreements and ideas remain little more than pious hopes in the present climate.>piouslyadv
1. Her mother was a pious Christian. 她母亲是一个虔诚的基督教徒。