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Definition of Pious

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

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.
Aristotle

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

Like Andy Warhol and unlike God Almighty, Larry King does not presume to judge; all celebrities are equal in his eyes, saints and sinners alike sharing the same 'Love Boat' voyage into the dark beyond, a former sitcom star as deserving of pious send-off as Princess Diana.
James Wolcott

Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
Norman Borlaug

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
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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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