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Definition of Pious


  1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.
  2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.

Pious Quotations

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

When 9/11 hit, the second thing I said to myself was, 'This really is what religious people do.' Those people flying the plane were very good, very pious, truly faithful believers. There's no other way to paint them. Of course, they are extremists by definition, but they certainly aren't going against Islam in any real way.
Penn Jillette

Incidentally, why was it that none of all the pious ever discovered psycho-analysis? Why did it have to wait for a completely godless Jew?
Sigmund Freud

In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared.
Henri Frederic Amiel

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.
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Pious Translations

pious in Afrikaans is godsdienstig
pious in Dutch is godvrezend, godsdienstig, devoot
pious in Finnish is hurskas
pious in French is pieux
pious in German is fromm
pious in Italian is pio
pious in Latin is pia pium
pious in Swedish is from
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