Associations to the word «Pious»


PIOUS, adjective. Of or pertaining to piety, exhibiting piety, devout, godfearing.
PIOUS FICTION, noun. (sometimes pejorative) A fictional, often religious narrative, presented as true by its author to accomplish some altruistic motive.
PIOUS FRAUD, noun. An act of innocent deceit, technically using the methods of a fraudster but for an honest, honorable purpose
PIOUS FRAUD, noun. A person involved in such a fraud.

Dictionary definition

PIOUS, adjective. Having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings".

Wise words

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