What does pious mean?

Definitions for pious
ˈpaɪ əspi·ous

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

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.

  2. Etymology: From pius

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PIOUSadjective

    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 .

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.]

How to pronounce pious?

How to say pious in sign language?

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. Aristotle, unknown:

    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.

  2. Clarion Project:

    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.

  3. Teresa of Ávila:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. C. S. Lewis:

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

Popularity rank by frequency of use

pious#10000#32203#100000

Translations for pious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for pious »

Translation

Find a translation for the pious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these pious definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "pious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 3 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/pious>.

    Are we missing a good definition for pious? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. askant
    • B. motile
    • C. bonzer
    • D. usurious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for pious: