Piety

Definition of Piety

Pi´e`ty
n.1.Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
Piety is the only proper and adequate relief of decaying man.
- Rambler.
2.Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
Conferred upon me for the piety
Which to my country I was judged to have shown.
- Milton.

Related Words

Tartuffery, Tartuffism, affectation, affection, allegiance, ardor, cant, dedication, deference, devotedness, devotion, devoutness, docility, dutifulness, enthusiasm, faithfulness, false piety, falseness, fealty, fervor, godliness, goody-goodiness, grace, holiness, hypocrisy, insincerity, loyalty, mealymouthedness, mummery, obedience, observance, oiliness, passion, pharisaicalness, pharisaism, pietism, pietisticalness, piousness, religionism, religiosity, religiousness, respect, reverence, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, sanctity, self-righteousness, snivel, snuffle, unction, unctuousness, veneration, zeal
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