What does pious mean?

Definitions for pious
ˈpaɪ əspi·ous

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word pious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. piousadjective

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

    "pious readings"


  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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PIOUS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Pious is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Pious surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Pious.

    48.6% or 52 total occurrences were Black.
    24.3% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.
    23.3% or 25 total occurrences were White.

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  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. 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.

  2. Sheikh Mutlaq:

    More than 90 percent of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas. So we should not force people to wear abayas.

  3. 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.

  4. Aaron Peña:

    Most of our people are Catholic, and they are pious Catholics, they follow their traditions, and one of those traditions is respecting life, and Democratic Party no longer tolerates a pro-life Democrat.

  5. Menachem Landow:

    The trouble-makers here are generally from a certain sector of Israeli society, dislocated young men from pious backgrounds, who simply hate Arabs as part of a race theory and are looking for a framework in which to act on that hatred, they have to be tackled individually.

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