What does pious mean?

Definitions for piousˈpaɪ əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pious(adj)

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

    "pious readings"

Wiktionary

  1. pious(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.

  2. Origin: From pius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pious(adj)

    of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly

  2. Pious(adj)

    practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pious

    pī′us, adj. showing love, affection, or respect towards parents: having reverence and love for the Deity: proceeding from religious feeling.—adv. Pī′ously, in a pious manner.—adj. Pī′ous-mind′ed, of a pious disposition. [Fr. pieux—L. pius.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean de La Bruyere:

    A pious man is one who would be an athiest if the king were.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Our freedom is our sacred cow; no one should touch it! We must be very pious in this holy matter.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When I deeply look at a pious, I see no affection but fear; and when I look at an atheist, I see no fear but conceit!

  4. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    These people have nothing to do with Islam, i believe my pious Kurdish brothers will give them the necessary answer on June 7.

  5. Alexander Knyazev:

    Its closure and official pressure on its members is likely to push many pious Muslims out of officially registered mosques into underground ones.

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