having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
Origin: From pius
of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly
practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of pious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of pious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A pious man is one who would be an athiest if the king were.
Our freedom is our sacred cow; no one should touch it! We must be very pious in this holy matter.
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!
These people have nothing to do with Islam, i believe my pious Kurdish brothers will give them the necessary answer on June 7.
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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Translations for pious
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- متدين, صالح, ورعArabic
- hurskas, tekopyhä, harras, jumalinenFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- 宗教にかこつけた, 信心深い, 偽善的な, 信心の名を借りた, 敬虔Japanese
- 신심, 경건Korean
- alim, salih, warakMalay
- pobožan, nabožanSerbo-Croatian
- andaktsfull, vördsam, pietistisk, pietetsfull, fromSwedish
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