French translation of 'pious'
- (= devout)
- (pejorative, = sanctimonious) [person, words]
⇒ pious intentions
see also pious hope
Example Sentences Including 'pious'
One can wear a clerical collar and sound pious ; turn the collar round and one sounds sanctimonious.Murder Song
She glanced around at the small circle of young women, at their pious faces, and inwardly groaned.TREASON KEEP (2001)
There were indications - the gentle expulsion of breath, the pious compressing of fingertips - of relief at this.Riot
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Translation of pious from the Collins English to French Dictionary