noun see pious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • piousness — pious ► ADJECTIVE 1) devoutly religious. 2) making a hypocritical display of virtue. 3) (of a hope) sincere but unlikely to be fulfilled. DERIVATIVES piously adverb piousness noun. ORIGIN Latin pius dutiful …   English terms dictionary

  • piousness — See piously. * * * …   Universalium

  • piousness — noun The condition of being pious; piety …   Wiktionary

  • piousness — Synonyms and related words: Tartuffery, Tartuffism, adoration, affectation, cant, churchgoing, conformity, cultism, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, dutifulness, faith, faithfulness, false piety, falseness, goody goodiness, hypocrisy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • piousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of often extreme religious ardour: devotion, devoutness, pietism, piety, religionism, religiosity, religiousness. See RELIGION …   English dictionary for students

  • piousness — paɪəsnɪs n. devoutness, piety; religiousness, reverentness; state of being hypocritical; sanctimoniousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piousness — pi·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • piousness — noun righteousness by virtue of being pious • Syn: ↑piety • Ant: ↑impiety (for: ↑piety) • Derivationally related forms: ↑pious • Hyp …   Useful english dictionary

  • over-piousness — hypocrisy, self righteousness, sanctimoniousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Islamic ethics — ( akhlāq ), defined as good character, historically took shape gradually from the 7th century and was finally established by the 11th century. Encyclopedia of Islam Online, Akhlaq ] It was eventually shaped as a successful amalgamation of the Qur …   Wikipedia

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