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Pious vs. Religious

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  • Pious (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.

  • Religious (adjective)

    Concerning religion.

    "It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues."

  • Religious (adjective)

    Committed to the practice of religion.

    "I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now."

  • Religious (adjective)

    Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.

    "I'm a religious fan of college basketball."

  • Religious (noun)

    A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Pious (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.

  • Pious (adjective)

    Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.

  • Religious (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to religion; concerned with religion; teaching, or setting forth, religion; set apart to religion; as, a religious society; a religious sect; a religious place; religious subjects, books, teachers, houses, wars.

  • Religious (adjective)

    Possessing, or conforming to, religion; pious; godly; as, a religious man, life, behavior, etc.

  • Religious (adjective)

    Scrupulously faithful or exact; strict.

  • Religious (adjective)

    Belonging to a religious order; bound by vows.

  • Religious (noun)

    A person bound by monastic vows, or sequestered from secular concern, and devoted to a life of piety and religion; a monk or friar; a nun.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Pious (adjective)

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity;

    "pious readings"

  • Pious (adjective)

    devoutly religious;

    "a god-fearing and law-abiding people"

  • Religious (noun)

    a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

  • Religious (adjective)

    concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;

    "religious texts"

    "a nenber if a religious order"

    "lords temporal and spiritual"

    "spiritual leaders"

    "spiritual songs"

  • Religious (adjective)

    having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity;

    "a religious man"

    "religious attitude"

  • Religious (adjective)

    extremely scrupulous and conscientious;

    "religious in observing the rules of health"

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