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piety (noun) devotion.

You have piety if you have devotion, that is, deep respect for God and religion. Your piety is seen usually in your conduct. If you often pray, go to church or temple, observe religious customs sincerely, etc., you have piety.

  • He is looking for a girl who has as much piety as he. He is very religious and God-fearing, so he wants his would-be wife to have the same kind of piety.
  • He scorns at piety, and says that righteous behavior, love of fellow humans and honesty are more important than piety.
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