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
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adj having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

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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
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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