What does pious mean?

Definitions for piousˈpaɪ əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pious(adj)

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

    "pious readings"


  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

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.]


  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

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. Burhan Wani:

    He is on a pious path and we are proud of him, all of Kashmir supports his cause.

  4. Aleister Crowley:

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

  5. C. S. Lewis:

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

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