What does piety mean?

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. Omar Khayym:

    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.

  3. Ebrahim Moosa:

    Barbarism will deliver you no glory -- piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned. he clearly thinks terrorism is fueled by religion.

  4. Richard:

    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.'

  5. Francis Bacon:

    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.

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