Definitions for piousˈpaɪ əs

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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jean de La Bruyere:

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

  2. Alireza Salehi Nejad:

    Pious” is a sword that the clever always use it to eliminate the truth.

  3. Aleister Crowley:

    The pious pretence that evil does not exist only makes it vague, enormous and menacing.

  4. C. S. Lewis:

    The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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


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