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Definitions for pious
ˈpaɪ əspi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piousadjective

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

    "pious readings"

Wiktionary

  1. piousadjective

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

    Etymology: From pius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piousadjective

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

  2. Piousadjective

    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. Haji Agha Lalai:

    People in the Taliban only respect him because he is a pious man, we don't see any hope that he would agree (to) or ... convince the Taliban to accept a peace deal.

  2. 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.

  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. Flannery O'Connor:

    Poorly written novels--no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters--are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is almost impossible to become a pious person, without having any self-interest left within you.

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