What does pious mean?

Definitions for pious
ˈpaɪ əspi·ous

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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.

    Etymology: 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.]

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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

Examples of pious in a Sentence

  1. 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!

  2. Saadi:

    From the Gulistan Be not over much angry with thy slave; Treat him not unjustly, and pain not his feelings. True, thou mayst have bought him for ten direms; But 'twas not by thy power that he was created. There is a tradition of the Prophet--peace be upon him!--that on the day of the resurrection the greatest grief will be when the pious slave is carried to Paradise, and his worthless master is borne away to Hell.

  3. C. S. Lewis:

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

  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. Oswald Chambers:

    Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.

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