pious

If someone is deeply religious and visibly follows all the moral and ethical codes of his religion, he is pious. Don't become a priest if you're not prepared to live a pious life.

Pious comes from the Latin pius, which means dutiful. It doesn't always have to be used to talk about organized religion. If someone believes deeply in something, and lets everyone see it through their behavior, then they are pious, whether they're pious Christians or pious environmentalists. It differs from its synonym devout, which implies deep religious sentiment, whereas pious emphasizes the public display of feeling.

Definitions of pious
  1. adjective
    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
    pious readings”
    Synonyms:
    devotional
    relating to worship
    godly, reverent, worshipful
    showing great reverence for god
    holier-than-thou, pharisaic, pharisaical, pietistic, pietistical, sanctimonious, self-righteous
    excessively or hypocritically pious
    prayerful
    disposed to pray or appearing to pray
    religious
    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity
    sacred
    concerned with religion or religious purposes
    virtuous
    morally excellent
    unworldly
    not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations
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    Antonyms:
    impious
    lacking piety or reverence for a god
    godless, irreverent
    not revering god
    irreligious
    hostile or indifferent to religion
    profane, secular
    not concerned with or devoted to religion
    wicked
    morally bad in principle or practice
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