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Definition of piously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

piously

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪəsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪəsli//
 
(disapproving)
 
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in a way that tries to impress other people by pretending to be religious, moral or good synonym sanctimoniously ‘There’s no need for bad language,’ said Edward piously.