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Definitions for pious
ˈpaɪ əspi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pious(adj)

    having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

    "pious readings"

Wiktionary

  1. pious(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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.]

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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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Human history’s the most funny and yet the most tragic discovery will be the discovery of the religious people that all religions are man-made! And this childish discovery will enable the pious to make an intellectual jump in upwards direction. The devout will turn into a progressive man and the history will flow faster in the progressive direction.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An ethical atheist is infinitely more valuable than an unethical pious! What matters is whether you are ethical or not; your beliefs are utterly trivial beside this matter!

  3. 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.

  4. C. S. Lewis:

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

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Our freedom is our sacred cow; no one should touch it! We must be very pious in this holy matter.

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