What does piety mean?

Definitions for piety
ˈpaɪ ɪ tipiety

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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.

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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

Examples of piety in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Sir John Denham:

    Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.

  3. E. M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924:

    Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.

  4. William Ellery Channing:

    Innocent amusements are such as excite moderately, and such as produce a cheerful frame of mind, not boisterous mirth; such as refresh, instead of exhausting, the system; such as recur frequently, rather than continue long; such as send us back to our daily duties invigorated in body and spirit; such as we can partake of in the presence and society of respectable friends; such as consist with and are favorable to a grateful piety; such as are chastened by self-respect, and are accompanied with the consciousness that life has a higher end than to be amused.

  5. Saadi Shirazi:

    Whosoever hath not knowledge, and benevolence, and piety knoweth nothing of reality, and dwelleth only in semblance.

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