pious definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or displaying spiritual reverence; earnestly compliant when you look at the observance of religion; devout. See Synonyms at religious.
    • Marked by conspicuous devoutness: a pious and holy observance.
    • Marked by untrue devoutness; solemnly hypocritical: a pious fraudulence.
    • Devotional: pious readings.
    • Professing or exhibiting a strict, traditional sense of virtue and morality; high-minded.
    • Commendable; worthwhile: a pious energy.
    • Of or regarding piety, displaying piety, devout, godfearing.
    • Of or with respect to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; spiritual; devout; godly.
    • Practiced in pretext of faith; prompted by mistaken piety
    • having or showing or revealing reverence for a deity
  • others:
    • Having or displaying because of value and love for parents or others to whom value and affection tend to be due; in addition, pertaining to or consisting into the duties of respect and affection toward moms and dads or other individuals.
    • Having belief in and reverence for the Supreme Being; actuated by belief in and reverence for God; godly; devout: stated of persons.
    • Dictated by reverence for Jesus; proceeding from piety: stated of things: because, pious awe; pious solutions; pious sorrow.
    • Practised in pretense of faith or for an excellent end: as, pious frauds.
    • spiritual, holy, righteous, saintly. See religion.

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