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Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...


Today's word is:




Devoutly religious.

  • Making a hypocritical display of virtue: There'll be no pious words said over her.
  • [ attrib. ] (of a hope) Sincere but unlikely to be fulfilled.
  • archaic. Dutiful or loyal, esp. toward one's parents.

ORIGIN: late Middle English: from Latin pius 'dutiful, pious' + -ous.


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