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1. pious

adjective. ['ˈpaɪəs'] having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity.

Synonyms

  • worshipful
  • pietistic
  • sacred
  • unworldly
  • religious
  • piousness
  • pharisaic
  • holier-than-thou
  • godly
  • reverent
  • piety
  • self-righteous
  • devotional
  • virtuous
  • pietistical
  • sanctimonious
  • prayerful

Antonyms

  • impiety
  • wicked
  • irreligious
  • profane
  • impious

Etymology

  • pius (Latin)

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Rhymes with Pious

  • himalayas
  • zacharias
  • mcdyess
  • tobias
  • matthias
  • mathias
  • elias
  • darius
  • vyas
  • pius
  • kious
  • dyess
  • dyas
  • byus
  • byas
  • bias

How do you pronounce pious?

Pronounce pious as paɪəs.

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Sentences with pious


1. Adjective
In every case, the person who conducts the washing should be considered pious and trustworthy.

Quotes about pious


1. But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
- José Martí

2. 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

3. I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. Which isn't being pious. Just practical. Cancer may cool you, but the other's sure to.
- Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

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