Pious vs Devoted - What's the difference?

pious | devoted |


As adjectives the difference between pious and devoted

is that pious is of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing while devoted is vowed; dedicated; consecrated.

As a verb devoted is

(devote).

pious

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
  • * 2014, (Paul Salopek), Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. , National Geographic (December 2014)[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/12/pilgrim-roads/salopek-text]
  • Its male residents dress like crows: heavy black suits, black Borsalino hats, the old grandfathers hugely whiskered and the boys in peot, the curled sidelocks of the pious .

    Usage notes

    * Sometimes used pejoratively, in the sense of "mistaken" or "false" piety, as in "pious errors", "pious frauds".

    Synonyms

    * reverent, reverential, dutiful, religious, devout, godly

    Antonyms

    * (of or pertaining to piety) impious, independent, profane

    Derived terms

    * piously * piousness

    devoted

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Vowed; dedicated; consecrated.
  • Zealous; characterized by devotion.
  • (obsolete) cursed; doomed.
  • Derived terms

    * devotedly * devotedness

    Verb

    (head)
  • (devote)