righteousness by virtue of being pious
reverence and devotion to God
Colleen's piety led her to make sacrifices that most people would not have made.
similar reverence to one's parents and family
a devout act or thought
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
duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc
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
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. The tinfoil of pretense. 2. That feeling of reverence we have toward the Almighty on account of His supposed resemblance to ourselves.
The numerical value of piety in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of piety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'
Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
From one Soul of the Universe are all Souls derived. . .Of these Souls there are many changes, some into a more fortunate estate, and some quite contrary. . .Not all human souls but only the pious ones are divine. Once separated from the body, and after the struggle to acquire piety, which consists in knowing God and injuring none, such a soul becomes all intelligence. The impious soul, however, punishes itself by seeking a human body to enter into, for no other body can receive a human soul it cannot enter the body of an animal devoid of reason. Divine law preserves the human soul from such infamy. . .The soul passeth from form to form and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. Thou puttest off thy bodies as raiment and as vesture dost thou fold them up. Thou art from old, O Soul of Man yea, thou art from everlasting.
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Translations for piety
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- تقوى, بر, اسلام, تقىArabic
- pietatCatalan, Valencian
- Frömmigkeit, Pietät, FrGerman
- ευσέβεια, σεβασμόςGreek
- hurskaus, kunnioitusFinnish
- cráifeacht, crábhadhIrish
- cràbhadhScottish Gaelic
- áhitat, vallásosságHungarian
- 篤信, 敬愛Japanese
- pietate, evlavieRomanian
- набожность, благочестиеRussian
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