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PIETY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does piety mean? 

PIETY (noun)
  The noun PIETY has 1 sense:

1. righteousness by virtue of being pious

  Familiarity information: PIETY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PIETY (noun)


Sense 1piety [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Righteousness by virtue of being pious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

piety; piousness

Hypernyms ("piety" is a kind of...):

righteousness (adhering to moral principles)

Attribute:

pious (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity)

impious (lacking piety or reverence for a god)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "piety"):

devoutness; religiousness (piety by virtue of being devout)

dutifulness (piety by virtue of devotion to duty)

godliness (piety by virtue of being a godly person)

Antonym:

impiety (unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god)


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