Definitions for pious
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having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
Etymology: From pius
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pius, Lat. pieux, Fr.
Pious awe that fear’d to have offended. John Milton.
As he is not called a just father, that educates his children well, but pious; so that prince, who defends and well rules his people, is religious. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of Living Holy.
Where was the martial brother’s pious care?
Condemn’d perhaps some foreign shore to tread. Alexander Pope.
I shall never gratify spightfulness with any sinister thoughts of all whom pious frauds have seduced. Charles I .
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
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Memorizing the Koran is a considered a pious and worthy thing to do and many memorization competitions are held around the world, especially during Ramadan, it is believed to be the month during which Mohammed received the Koran. The chapters the Islamic State challenged its followers to memorize include.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.
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.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
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- متدين, صالح, ورعArabic
- hurskas, tekopyhä, jumalinen, harrasFinnish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- 敬虔, 宗教にかこつけた, 信心深い, 信心の名を借りた, 偽善的なJapanese
- 경건, 신심Korean
- warak, alim, salihMalay
- nabožan, pobožanSerbo-Croatian
- pietistisk, vördsam, pietetsfull, from, andaktsfullSwedish
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