Definitions for pietyˈpaɪ ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piety, piousness(noun)

    righteousness by virtue of being pious

Wiktionary

  1. piety(Noun)

    reverence and devotion to God

    Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.

  2. piety(Noun)

    similar reverence to one's parents and family

  3. piety(Noun)

    a devout act or thought

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piety(noun)

    veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service

  2. Piety(noun)

    duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc

Freebase

  1. Piety

    In spiritual terminology, piety is a virtue that can mean religious devotion, spirituality, or a combination of both. A common element in most conceptions of piety is humility.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piety

    pī′e-ti, n. the quality of being pious: reverence for the Deity, and desire to do His will: love and duty towards parents, friends, or country: sense of duty: dutiful conduct.—ns. Pī′etism, the doctrine and practice of the pietists; Pī′etist, one marked by strong devotional feeling: a name first applied to a sect of German religious reformers of deep devotional feeling (end of 17th century).—adjs. Pietist′ic, -al. [Fr. piété—L. pietas.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. piety

    1. The tinfoil of pretense. 2. That feeling of reverence we have toward the Almighty on account of His supposed resemblance to ourselves.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piety in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

  2. Martin Luther:

    Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.

  3. Sir John Denham:

    Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.

  4. E. M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924:

    Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.

  5. Sa?di:

    Whosoever hath not knowledge, and benevolence, and piety knoweth nothing of reality, and dwelleth only in semblance.

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