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Pious meaning

pious - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.
  2. 2. Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.
  3. 3. Having reverent affection for the Deity, parents, & c.; devout.

pious - examples of usage

  1. She was murmuring a word to two of the pious lady's thanks above her breath when Rodney joined her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Now she's on the pious lay. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. They always were cruel proud an' cruel pious. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
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