Piety Definition

pīĭ-tē
pieties
noun
pieties
The state or quality of being pious, especially:
American Heritage
Devotion to religious duties and practices.
Webster's New World
Loyalty and devotion to parents, family, etc.
Webster's New World
A pious act, statement, belief, etc.
Webster's New World
A position held conventionally or hypocritically.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Piety

Noun

Singular:
piety
Plural:
pieties

Origin of Piety

  • Middle English piete mercy, pity from Old French from Latin pietās dutiful conduct from pius dutiful

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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